Tuesday, 23 August 2011

namebench, the Open-source DNS benchmark utility

Today while browsing Internet, I found a nice utility namebench, which may enhance our Internet browsing speed. It is open source software and it can recommend the fastest DNS servers available for our computer. It uses web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets for running the benchmark and making the recommendation. It can be downloaded from:
It’s very very simple and easy to run. Download and double click on it to run.

namebench is ready for starting benchmark, include settings as per your requirement and click on Start Benchmark button to start the test.

 Test is running:

Test is completed; namebench is showing the best DNS server available for my computer:

So as per the test result, Google DNS is giving fastest result.
Also this software creates HTML report of the test.

Also it creates a CSV file with the details of the test.

So try it and find the best DNS server available for your computer.

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