R: Spamassassin Timeout issue.

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at rtpty.com
Wed Sep 10 18:51:08 IST 2008

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On Sep 10, 2008, at 12:28 PM, "Kevin Miller" <Kevin_Miller at ci.juneau.ak.us 
 > wrote:

> Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
>> Would resolving direct be faster than resolving through opendns?
> Depends.  If opendns already has that entry cached, then it's one stop
> shopping.  If it's a new query, the it would be marginally faster for
> you to hit the root servers yourself and recurse through the DNS tree.
> Remember too, that once your server gets a reply for somedomain.com,
> that it will be cached locally so there won't be any further remote
> lookups for it.  At least until it expires.
> Personally, I don't think it is a significant difference either way.
> If, however, you're running an older version of bind or other DNS  
> server
> that doesn't do random ports, and you don't have the luxury of  
> upgrading
> in the immediate future, using opendns as a forwarder will add a layer
> of protection...

Hadn't thought of that one. Excellent point.

> ...Kevin
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