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Old 05. Apr 2009, 11:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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As far as speed, it's going to add to your latency, since each request has to travel much further (number of hops). It's milliseconds, but it adds up.

Just to send an email from one machine to another machine, your system does about 6 DNS queries, and think of all of the different apps, tabs, etc that is running on your system that do DNS queries. You can be doing hundreds an hour.

If you're really curious -- install something wireshark on your machine, and set it to monitor DNS traffic and leave it in the background do normal work for about an hour. Than take a look at the captured data, you'll be very surprised.
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