Namebench finds the fastest DNS server for your connection.
After you download and fire up namebench, just click the Start Benchmark button to test out a handful of free public DNS services, from Google Public DNS to OpenDNS to UltraDNS. Once started, the test took about 12 minutes to complete using the default settings. When it’s done, you’ll be presented with a handful of handy charts displaying the results of the tests.
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Mean Response Duration
Response Distribution Chart (first 200ms)
Namebench is a free, open-source download, works with Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX, and is available with a graphical user interface . If you give it a try, let’s hear what DNS server scores highest for you in the comments.
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