From:  "Vulimiri, Ashish" <vulimir1@illinois.edu>
Date:  06 Dec 2014 03:48:13 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.tech.network
Subject:  

Reducing DNS latency

NNTP-Posting-Host:  63.245.216.66

Hi,

I’m a grad student at the U of Illinois, and I’ve been looking into a technique for improving DNS lookup latency, involving replicating DNS requests to multiple DNS servers in parallel.  We’re seeing a significant reduction in latency when we try this: 25-60% better raw DNS latency and, in initial experiments, 6-15% better total browser page load times.

Raw DNS performance: sec 3.2 in http://web.engr.illinois.edu/~vulimir1/papers/13-conext.pdf
Impact on web page load times: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.3534

Would there by any interest in incorporating something like this in the Firefox code?

Thanks,
Ashish