DNS forwarders

Hi Guys,
is it good to add ISP's DNS IPs in forwarders?  ive just had a look at my DC and DNS is just using our internal IP DNS no issues but just wanted to know as a best practice shall i add public DNS in forwarders?
jag bAsked:
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Khushal Singh NarookaCommented:
Yes, In my opinion you should use ISP provided DNS on DC/DNS server. I would also block direct connection from internet on port TCP/UDP 53 towards DC/DNS server and only allow connection between ISP DNS and DC. This is secure server for external attacks or malformed queries & DDoS attacks.  

Said that, you should do this only if you not hosting any pubic domain/DNS which needs be access/resolve from outside world.
I'd say it depends on your ISP.  You can use them, other public DNS servers (like Google), or root hints.  Whatever works best for you.  The only way you can really find out is to benchmark them.  Here's a couple tools to check out.

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jag bAuthor Commented:
im ISP seems ok, but i havent put no forwarders within my network - have 2 dns servers internally
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jag bAuthor Commented:
what you think guys - forget forwarders? see img
You may see a slight improvement by using either of those forwarders, but whether it would be perceptible or not is unknown.  There doesn't appear to be a huge difference, but I can't tell from the image what the scale is.  I think it's normal for your local server's uncached performance to be slightly lower than the next fastest (you're adding another hop to the equation).  I think it's best to run the benchmark tools at least a couple times, trying both during the day (when you're likely to have usage on your network) and after hours (when usage may be light).  I think I would be concerned about the ISP's DNS reliability from the results shown.
jag bAuthor Commented:
footech  - done it again my internal DNS seems to be on top - shall i forget forwarders then and just keep the root hints..
My last statement stands.
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