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Downloads:

4,088

Downloads of v 1.3.6668.20190425:

1,896

Last Update:

29 Apr 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Steve Gibson

Tags:

domain name server dns speed benchmark steve gibson portable

DNS Benchmark

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1.3.6668.20190425 | Updated: 29 Apr 2019

Downloads:

4,088

Downloads of v 1.3.6668.20190425:

1,896

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Steve Gibson

DNS Benchmark 1.3.6668.20190425

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install DNS Benchmark, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade DNS Benchmark, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall DNS Benchmark, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade dns-benchmark -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade dns-benchmark -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install dns-benchmark
  win_chocolatey:
    name: dns-benchmark
    version: '1.3.6668.20190425'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'dns-benchmark' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.3.6668.20190425'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller dns-benchmark
{
    Name     = "dns-benchmark"
    Version  = "1.3.6668.20190425"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'dns-benchmark':
  ensure   => '1.3.6668.20190425',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 09 May 2019.

Description


choco://dns-benchmark

To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


Screenshot of DNS Benchmark

What is GRC's DNS Benchmark?
GRC's DNS Benchmark performs a detailed analysis and comparison of the operational performance and reliability of any set of up to 200 DNS nameservers (sometimes also called resolvers) at once. When the Benchmark is started in its default configuration, it identifies all DNS nameservers the user's system is currently configured to use and adds them to its built-in list of publicly available “alternative” nameservers. Each DNS nameserver in the benchmark list is carefully “characterized” to determine its suitability — to you — for your use as a DNS resolver. This characterization includes testing each nameserver for its “redirection” behavior: whether it returns an error for a bad domain request, or redirects a user's web browser to a commercial marketing-oriented page. While such behavior may be acceptable to some users, others may find this objectionable.

The point made above about the suitability — to you — of candidate nameservers is a crucial one, since everything is about where you are located relative to the nameservers being tested. You might see someone talking about how fast some specific DNS nameservers are for them, but unless you share their location there's absolutely no guarantee that the same nameservers would perform as well for you. ONLY by benchmarking DNS resolvers from your own location, as this DNS Benchmark does, can you compare nameserver performance where it matters . . . right where you're computer is.
When the benchmark is run, the performance and apparent reliability of the DNS nameservers the system is currently using, plus all of the working nameservers on the Benchmark's built-in list of alternative nameservers are compared with each other.

Results are continuously displayed and updated while the benchmark is underway, with a dynamically sorted and scaled bar chart, and a tabular chart display showing the cached, uncached and “dotcom” DNS lookup performance of each nameserver. These values are determined by carefully querying each nameserver for the IP addresses of the top 50 most popular domain names on the Internet and also by querying for nonexistent domains.

Once the benchmark finishes, the results are heuristically and statistically analyzed to present a comprehensive yet simplified and understandable English-language summary of all important findings and conclusions. Based upon these results, users may choose to change the usage order of their system's own resolvers, or, if alternative public nameservers offer superior performance or features compared with the nameservers currently being used, to switch to one or more alternative nameservers.

PACKAGE NOTES


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tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'dns-benchmark' 
$toolsDir    = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:Public\Desktop\DNS Benchmark.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\DNSBench.exe"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DNS Benchmark.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\DNSBench.exe"
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName= 'dns-benchmark' 

Remove-Item "$ENV:Public\Desktop\DNS Benchmark.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Remove-Item "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DNS Benchmark" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
tools\DNSBench.exe
md5: AF51A7986FB95093BB1D65A3B7ECB98A | sha1: 8A19710E3DE2894E394484C08F777D997D02A5E5 | sha256: A9BC505F668A6AF598681A0EB1BE64B484D869A48B5991107827A9F0052CFF45 | sha512: 07895BE0E31D6F91AD05A41FE8AE122BA5D7CD648A9714A5096D41501C85532E8C7B238AF177EFB79E2E35B5AE3507A7BAD5DA8B563F416429B0307A1508B0FF
tools\DNSBench.exe.ignore
 
tools\LICENSE.txt
============================== DNS Benchmark ==============================

From inside the DNS Benchmark program under the Introduction tab:

Please Note: This program is Copyright (c) 2010 by Gibson Research Corporation -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This program is FREEWARE. Although it may not be altered in any way, it MAY BE FREELY COPIED AND DISTRIBUTED onto and through any and all computer media in ANY form or fashion. You are hereby granted the right to do so.

============================== DNS Benchmark ==============================
tools\VERIFICATION.txt
============================== DNS Benchmark ==============================

bcurran3 downloads and packages the executable for Domain Name Speed Benchmark from:
https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
(https://www.grc.com/files/DNSBench.exe)

============================== DNS Benchmark ==============================

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
DNS Benchmark 1.3.6668.0 699 Sunday, April 22, 2018 Approved
DNS Benchmark 1.2.3925.20161106 653 Sunday, November 6, 2016 Approved
DNS Benchmark 1.2.3925.20160918 384 Monday, September 19, 2016 Approved
DNS Benchmark 1.2.3925.0 456 Saturday, April 16, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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