Find the Fastest DNS Server For your Computer using Namebench

Posted by Muhammed PA Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2013

In the past we covered an article about Top three Free DNSservices. As I said in the article you can try Public DNS servers if your local internet service provider doesn't have a fastest DNS server. But the speed will vary depends on your geographic location. So you might think now how to check which one is the best.

Today I would like to share a Free tool Namebench, which will compare your local DNS server with others and help you to find a faster one. In order to provide an individualized recommendation, this tool runs a fair and thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcp dump output, or standardized data sets.

1. Download Namebench and execute. Then click on Start Benck Mark

Namebench


2. It may take 10-15 minutes and you can see the queries it’s running through at the botom left side of the tool

Namebench

3. Once it done, it will show you what DNS server is fastest for your system based on the report it generate

report


You can export the results and compare the DNS queries to check how fast your current DNS server is.

Note: It is an open source project that is in continuing development, so results may not be perfect. But it is a free utility which help you to find out the fastest DNS server for you.