Provides personalized DNS server recommendations based on your browsing history.
- Free • Open Source
- Benchmark Tool
What is namebench?
Are you a power-user with 5 minutes to spare? Do you want a faster internet experience?
Try out namebench. It hunts down the fastest DNS servers available for your computer to use. namebench runs a fair and thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets in order to provide an individualized recommendation. namebench is completely free and does not modify your system in any way. This project began as a 20% project at Google.
namebench runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX, and is available with a graphical user interface as well as a command-line interface.
no commits on github since 2018 and no response in the issues section.
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Comments and Reviews
Said about namebench as an alternative
Just tried both on W10. GDB crashed right before showing benchmark results. Namebench worked perfectly. Also, Namebench is quicker and easier to run (after download).
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While not updated since 2010, it's not entirely abandoned. The website was updated with InSpectre (for Meltdown and Spectre analysis) in Mar 07, 2018. Previous prior to that addition was in 2016. I guess the developer didn't abandon it, there was just nothing to fix all this time.
I'm not sure why it kept recommending me to use 127.0.0.1 as a DNS server. I ended up using DNS Benchmark instead, which was more intuitive for me.