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opennic:tier2 [2017-10-15T22:30:24Z]
rouben [[Other Questions]]
opennic:tier2 [2017-11-22T23:30:10Z] (current)
fusl [Can I run it from home?]
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 We don't recommend you run it from a home connection, unless you have a high bandwidth and **low latency connection** with no bandwidth caps. Low WAN latency is important for running a DNS server, because the server itself is in charge of lookups, and high latency (e.g. on a home connection) can slow down requests dramatically compared to a server hosted with a low-latency connection in a datacenter. This graphic is a vast oversimplification of the DNS process but demonstrates why hosting at home is rarely a good idea: We don't recommend you run it from a home connection, unless you have a high bandwidth and **low latency connection** with no bandwidth caps. Low WAN latency is important for running a DNS server, because the server itself is in charge of lookups, and high latency (e.g. on a home connection) can slow down requests dramatically compared to a server hosted with a low-latency connection in a datacenter. This graphic is a vast oversimplification of the DNS process but demonstrates why hosting at home is rarely a good idea:
  
-{{:​opennic:​tier2:​latency_local.png|}}{{:​opennic:​tier2:​latency_remote.png|}}+{{:​opennic:​tier2:​latency_local.png|}} 
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 +{{:​opennic:​tier2:​latency_remote.png|}}
  
 The first graphic is an example of a Tier 2 server hosted at home. It needs to make numerous requests to "​[[opennic:​tier1|Authoritative]]"​ DNS servers, which are slowed down by the latency of the home connection. The second graphic has a higher latency between the user and the Tier 2 server, because it's outside the LAN, but the speed increases when communicating with Authoritative servers create a faster experience overall. The first graphic is an example of a Tier 2 server hosted at home. It needs to make numerous requests to "​[[opennic:​tier1|Authoritative]]"​ DNS servers, which are slowed down by the latency of the home connection. The second graphic has a higher latency between the user and the Tier 2 server, because it's outside the LAN, but the speed increases when communicating with Authoritative servers create a faster experience overall.
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