namebench dns benchmark

NameBench is available for Windows and Mac systems, but most importantly it is Linux compatible. Prepare your system

Install following package

  sudo apt-get install python-tk

Now you need to download .tgz file from http://namebench.googlecode.com/files/namebench-1.1.tgz

Now extract the file using the following command

  tar xzvf namebench-1.1.tgz

Now you have namebench-1.1 directory.If you double click on this you have two options if you want to run immediately you can do by double clicking on namebench.py file.

If you want to install permanently using the following command

  sudo python setup.py install

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen here click on Start Benchmark

The results are compared to Google’s DNS and the system will compare against your current DNS settings. The fastest DNS will be listed at the top.

Source: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/increase-your-internet-speed-with-namebench.html

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