dns cache registry hack

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by denro, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. denro

    denro Guest

    I tried the dns cache registry hack on my 50.6K modem connection and found to my surprise that it made a tremendous difference. The disconnects are fewer (not happening) and the page views are more rapid. I haven't used any benchmarks, but qualitatively, this is an excellent improvement. Why were these settings left out of the default install of XP? Suggest others might want to try the registry merge. I set a restore point in case I had problems. Thanks for the tweak.
     
  2. Niro28

    Niro28 Guest

    Don't suppose you could post the reg hack??? I'm crawlin' with 56k and would do anything to improve it.
     
  3. denro

    denro Guest

    For niro28

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters]
    "CacheHashTableBucketSize"=dword:00000001
    "CacheHashTableSize"=dword:00000180
    "MaxCacheEntryTtlLimit"=dword:0000fa00
    "MaxSOACacheEntryTtlLimit"=dword:0000012d

    But if you search for the original tweak in the tweak section, you can download the reg file. But you could, I guess, just paste this into notepad and save as a reg file before merging it into the registry. It will be interesting to see if you also have good success with this. Perhaps we have different problems, but worth a try. (I noticed that [Parameters] is word wrapping. You may have to fix that before trying the merge.)
     
  4. Niro28

    Niro28 Guest

    Thanks for the quick reply. I found the tweak in the tweaks section, but apparently the .reg download isn't currently available as it brings up a page stating so. I could try c/p the text in you post and saving as a .reg file, but I think I'd rather d/l the .reg file.
     
  5. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    for me it did no massive improvement, still the same !!!

    tel me if someone has any dial-up tweaks !
     
  6. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    Niro28

    Here it is!
     
  7. Niro28

    Niro28 Guest

    Thx Static, much appreciated.
     
  8. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

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    I want to undo the hack and forgot to do a restore point and i forgot to backup my registry. Can someone please post the original values from :

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters]
    "CacheHashTableBucketSize"=dword:
    "CacheHashTableSize"=dword:
    "MaxCacheEntryTtlLimit"=dword:
    "MaxSOACacheEntryTtlLimit"=dword:
     
  9. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    I just checked my registry for the default values. (I didn't do the DNS tweak).
    It looks like there are no default values. It's empty! (See screendump)
    So, i guess you'll just have to remove those DWORD values.

    Note: Don't forget to make a backup or restore point, because i could be wrong.
     
  10. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks