Ok, this might be worthy of a test for some of you having issues wth 952…
Found a thread about DNS entries in the support section.
I have comcast/xfinity for internet and my router’s DNS is set to 18.104.22.168 (comcast) by default. I read that ISP DNS can be flaky or overtaxed or whatever. Suggestion to change to google, which is 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, and you might see performance increases.
I changed this entry in my comcast router and holy crap roon is running at lightning speed. Album page, home page, everything, super fast. Going to play for a bit to see if I get any dropouts, but this solution might have some merit, especially if you’re a comcast/xfinity customer.
To connect to your comcast router, generally you’ll enter 10.1.10.1 into your web browser. You should have a username and password provided to you from comcast.
YMMV, and don’t blame me if you muck up your internet connection!
Post here if you experience anything good/bad/ugly.
Here’s the comcast user manager settings for DNS, but you might also change it on the computer that’s running your core! (I’ll let you hunt that down for yourself, as everyone’s running it on a different OS.)
It was my understanding that Roon now ignores your router assigned DNS, and falls back onto a hardcoded built-in 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 (not sure which one exactly). So I’m a bit surprised these suggestions are still circling around, or that people even notice a difference.
Implementation of a new DNS lookup and caching mechanism
It’s a little vague on the details, no surprise there, but it was my understanding that they are using a hardcoded dns lookup server. Feel free to correct me, Roon, if this is not the case.
I am using my own locally hosted dns server, which my router assigns to the nucleus. Ever since that release, Roon no longer queried that local dns server. Once I redirected all traffic bound for 53, on the router level, to my local dns server, I saw my nucleus quering it again.
The accompanying text sort of confirms what I’m saying as well:
Now Roon is much more intelligent in how it deals with name resolution and includes functionality to better manage when it makes resolution requests as well as a clearly-defined fallback mechanism for those situations in which a user’s network is experiencing name resolution issues. In our testing this has resulted in a marked reduction in the number of name service queries made by Roon as well as a massive improvement in performance and experience in those all-too-common situations in which there are name resolution issues. As an added benefit we will no longer need to instruct users to change the DNS settings on cores or routers.
B952 certainly seems to have caused a bit of a fuzz for a big number of people. Glad to hear it’s working back on your end, and it seems there’s a fix on the way, hopefully early week, which hopefully puts it to rest for everyone.
I can see why it would be a short term fix as it takes the memory leak out of the equation, but the issue comes back over time and in my case causes Roon to restart every 8 hours or so and each time it’s fine again for a number of hours
Be good to get the update Joel has mentioned, hopefully this week.