From:  Christopher Barry <>
Date:  07 Dec 2014 02:56:34 Hong Kong Time

Re: Reducing DNS latency


On Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:49:55 +0000
Christian Biesinger  wrote:

>On Fri Dec 05 2014 at 2:49:57 PM Vulimiri, Ashish
> wrote:
>> 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.
>I think this is something we need to be really careful about, because
>this would effectively double (or triple, etc) the load on the DNS
>servers we use, I am not sure that the owners of those servers would
>be happy.

Are you intimating that Firefox has specific builtin DNS servers it
uses, independent of the host's configured resolver, or that you as a
user, say in a Corporate environment, use multiple DNS servers?