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Public DNS Service Comparisons

Network connectivity and latency only, from Comcast in Memphis, TN. 2018-04-02.

Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1

7 hops, ping average 13.1 ms

[parse@word ~]$ mtr -c 100 1.1.1.1

 Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
 1. router-external.home.lan          0.0%   100    0.9   1.5   0.8  25.3   2.5
 2. 96.120.15.nnn                     0.0%   100   12.8  12.1   8.4  33.6   3.5
 3. Te5-1-ur01.bartlett.tn.malt.comc  0.0%   100   18.1  12.9   9.5  37.2   4.6
 4. 68.86.242.157                     0.0%   100   10.7  12.1   9.6  35.4   3.9
 5. be-92-ar02.dannythomas.tn.malt.c  0.0%   100   11.7  14.7  10.7  61.8   7.1
 6. sndv-pts01.tupelo.ms.malt.comcas  0.0%   100   11.4  14.6  11.1  41.5   5.4
 7. 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com  0.0%   100   11.4  13.1  10.2  38.3   4.3

Level3's 4.2.2.4

9 hops, ping average 26.2 ms

[parse@word ~]$ mtr -c 100 4.2.2.4

 Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
 1. router-external.home.lan          0.0%   100    1.2   1.5   0.8  22.2   2.2
 2. 96.120.15.nnn                     0.0%   100   11.4  11.8   9.8  33.6   2.7
 3. Te5-1-ur01.bartlett.tn.malt.comc  0.0%   100   10.5  12.2   9.3  38.0   3.6
 4. 68.86.242.157                     0.0%   100   11.9  12.6   9.7  29.3   3.4
 5. be-92-ar02.dannythomas.tn.malt.c  0.0%   100   12.7  13.9  11.0  39.8   4.1
 6. be-22258-cr02.dallas.tx.ibone.co  0.0%   100   21.9  23.4  20.1  38.7   2.7
 7. 50.242.148.30                     0.0%   100   27.0  28.0  20.4  56.8   6.9
 8. ae-3-3611.edge2.Dallas1.Level3.n  0.0%   100   22.2  26.1  20.8  56.8   5.2
 9. d.resolvers.level3.net            0.0%   100   27.5  26.2  19.2  46.7   4.0

Google's 8.8.8.8

11 hops, ping average 22.1 ms

[parse@word ~]$ mtr -c 100 8.8.8.8

 Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
 1. router-external.home.lan          0.0%   100    3.3   2.1   0.9  24.9   3.6
 2. 96.120.15.nnn                     0.0%   100   10.5  12.6   9.7  30.8   3.5
 3. Te5-1-ur01.bartlett.tn.malt.comc  0.0%   100   11.4  12.9   9.6  38.1   4.9
 4. 68.86.242.157                     0.0%   100   11.1  13.2   9.7  39.5   4.9
 5. be-92-ar02.dannythomas.tn.malt.c  0.0%   100   41.4  14.3  10.8  41.4   5.0
 6. be-22258-cr02.dallas.tx.ibone.co  0.0%   100   23.3  24.3  20.5  45.8   3.9
 7. be-12495-pe03.1950stemmons.tx.ib  0.0%   100   21.9  22.7  20.2  45.8   3.5
 8. 66.208.228.66                     0.0%   100   21.6  24.1  19.8  46.9   5.9
 9. 108.170.240.193                   0.0%   100   40.4  23.8  20.3  51.1   5.7
10. 216.239.57.91                     0.0%   100   21.8  24.4  20.8  45.8   5.0
11. google-public-dns-a.google.com    1.0%   100   20.7  22.1  18.8  46.7   4.6

PCH's 9.9.9.9

9 hops, ping average 32.7 ms

[parse@word ~]$ mtr -c 100 9.9.9.9

 Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
 1. router-external.home.lan          0.0%   100    1.0   1.6   0.8   6.1   1.0
 2. 96.120.15.nnn                     0.0%   100   11.9  13.0   9.6  46.8   5.0
 3. Te4-2-ur01.bartlett.tn.malt.comc  0.0%   100   25.5  13.0   9.8  33.9   4.5
 4. be-92-ar02.dannythomas.tn.malt.c  0.0%   100   13.3  14.1  10.3  44.8   5.2
 5. be-22258-cr02.dallas.tx.ibone.co  0.0%   100   23.6  24.2  20.6  46.6   4.4
 6. be-11424-cr02.56marietta.ga.ibon  0.0%   100   33.5  35.3  32.1  67.4   5.0
 7. be-11440-pe01.56marietta.ga.ibon  0.0%   100   32.9  34.4  31.5  56.3   4.4
 8. 50.248.117.86                     0.0%   100   32.7  35.2  31.9  57.8   4.1
 9. 9.9.9.9                           0.0%   100   32.3  32.7  30.0  50.3   3.0

Comcast's 75.75.75.75

7 hops, ping average 13.6 ms.

This one isn't public, but it's the server I use so I'm including it for comparison.

 Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
 1. router-external.home.lan          0.0%   100    0.9   1.9   0.9  30.2   4.3
 2. 96.120.15.xxx                     0.0%   100   10.1  12.7   9.3  40.7   4.9
 3. Te5-1-ur01.bartlett.tn.malt.comc  0.0%   100   12.3  12.9   9.6  41.3   4.8
 4. be-91-ar02.winchester.tn.malt.co  0.0%   100   13.9  15.6  11.6  53.7   6.0
 5. be-200-ur02.mendenhallrd.tn.malt  0.0%   100   25.4  15.8  12.6  45.5   4.6
 6. dns-sw01.mendenhallrd.tn.malt.co  0.0%   100   13.8  15.1  12.0  43.2   5.1
 7. cdns01.comcast.net                0.0%   100   13.7  13.6  11.1  28.0   3.3
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