DNS Benchmark with Wine
Dec 28, 2009, 23:37 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The problem with DNS servers is that they are heavily
used, and a heavily used server will be slower than a server with
little load. Your ISP probably sets an optimal DNS for you, but not
always. Also, if you are behind a rounter or NAT, it’s likely
that it is acting as your DNS. Especially if you are at home behind
a router, consumer level router products are pretty poor at
handling DNS optimally. Either way, it is a good idea to find what
is the best DNS for you!
"There are two very popular methods. Both methods work, but one
is preferred. There is the NameBench program on Google Code and the
GRC program DNS Benchmark (which is the preferred product). Both
are free and great, but I trust GRC greatly. Both are free, but
only NameBench is open source.
"Note though, that both program will take a while to execute.
They need this time to test all their known servers and then some.
So give it some time. Grab some tea and munchies, might be a