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Old April 8th 18, 11:23 PM posted to alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.windows7.general
Sjouke Burry[_2_]
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Default Gibsons DNSbench

On 8-4-2018 23:48, Rene Lamontagne wrote:
On 04/08/2018 5:21 AM, David B. wrote:
On 08/04/2018 11:17, Shadow wrote:
On Sat, 07 Apr 2018 19:51:00 -0500, Char Jackson

On Sun, 8 Apr 2018 06:40:07 +0800, "Mr. Man-wai Chang"

On 7/4/2018 11:40 PM, Libor Striz wrote:

I do not remember anybody saying you need that tool.
Tools are usually made to make things convenient, not possible.

I really wanna know how that Gibsons DNSbench works. Anyway, maybe you
are not that interested!

There's no magic involved in such a program. What question(s) do you
have? If you know any programming languages, you can easily write your

According to his webpage, he's a programmer. Currently
unemployed. Well, unemployed last time I visited it, some years ago.
Hence my insinuations that he is either trolling (notice the
off-topic groups he keeps adding to the follow-up and the completely
off topic "issues") or has mental issues. Probably both.


DNSBench polls DNS servers from a list (which you can alter
and save as an .ini file), calculates the average time (it polls them
at varying intervals) to get a correct reply. It also sends
random-generated FAKE names to see if the DNS server redirects the
lookups to ad/profiling/datamining pages. Then makes a table with the
results with the most reliable/fastest ones at the top.
It's a tiny 160KB portable program, and there is no malware
present at all. I've been using it ever since Gibson announced the
beta test some 9 years ago.
No, a DNS server will NOT interpret a dozen lookups with
random intervals between them as a DOS attack.
The fastest server is usually your ISP's. Don't forget to add
the IP addresses to the list if and when you finally decide it's not
"black magic" and actually run it.

Can you suggest how to run it on an Apple iMac?

Whats an apple imac?

A nerdy plaything?

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