Layman question: Change DNS to 8.8.8.8, is the usage volume still ROGERS' ??

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Layman question: Change DNS to 8.8.8.8, is the usage volume still ROGERS' ??

If one always use DNS 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4, will Rogers track its usage and charge the person's overused gigabytes?

 

 

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Re: Layman question: Change DNS to 8.8.8.8, is the usage volume still ROGERS' ??

@rabbit613:

 

which dns server you use does not have any effect on your usage as measured by Rogers.  dns is simply the mechanism used to resolve a fully qualified domain name (fqdn) such as www.rogers.com or www.google.com to an actual IP address which is then used by the network to perform the actual communication between your computer/iPhone/gamebox/whatever and the computer with which you are communicating.

 

dns is a small but essential part of IP communications, as was recently demonstrated by the Rogers outage, where, as I understand it, the Rogers dns servers were not functioning correctly.

 

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