"namebench" open source DNS benchmark utility

Google's ongoing effort to make the web faster, and a recent 20% project has led to a very useful Domain Name Server (DNS) benchmarking tool called “NameBench,” that analyze the sites that you visit using your browser's cache, and test resolving their addresses using your currently configured DNS servers, as well as some common freely […]

Google's ongoing effort to make the web faster, and a recent 20% project has led to a very useful Domain Name Server (DNS) benchmarking tool called “NameBench,” that analyze the sites that you visit using your browser's cache, and test resolving their addresses using your currently configured DNS servers, as well as some common freely available ones online, and will recommend an ideal configuration once it has completed analyzing your unique situation. namebench runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX, and is available with a graphical user interface as well as a command-line interface. You can also use GRC's Domain Name Speed Benchmark utilitiy tool.

Download: namebench