Namebench is a Open-source DNS Benchmark Utility

Namebench is a cross-platform application that can be run under Mac OS X, Windows and GNU/Linux. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Namebench on Ubuntu.

Get Started

1. Install first this dependency to be able to use a GUI for Namebench:

2. Using the Terminal, run these commands to install Namebench (v1.3.1) on Ubuntu:

3. To start the application, run this command:


4. In the window that pops up, submit name servers separated by a comma, then click Start Benchmark to start your test.



Here is what the nameserver overview looks like:


Namebench is now added to the official repository of Ubuntu, you can now install it with this command:

Then run open a terminal and execute:

I started blogging around 2011 at #Ubuntupirates, #ProjectX and #pir8geek, I’m currently working as Network/Linux SysAdmin.

I’m a Linux,opensource advocate and interested in network security and InfoSec.

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