namebench

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Portable version available: 

This product is portable.

Our rating: 

License type: 

System requirements: 

Windows 2000 to Windows 7; Mac OS X; UNIX

Download file size: 

5.0 MB

Version: 

1.3.1

Additional information: 

Windows requires the FAQs, Features, Wiki, Command line reference requires the source code and Python 2.5-2.7, Issues Go back into the article for help on testing with namebench

64 Bit compatibility: 

32 bit but 64 bit compatible

Page anchor: 

namebench

Review article: 

How to Find the Best DNS Server

Pros: 

easiest to use as their is one test of all servers; good documentation; customizable testing; exports results; can extract a website list from many different products mainly browsers; command line interface (requires Python 2.5-2.7)

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer

Cons: 

several unresolved bugs but they don't seem to affect the conclusions

Top Pick?: 

0

Download page: 

http://code.google.com/p/namebench/downloads/list

Developers website: 

http://code.google.com/p/namebench/