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namebench dns benchmark


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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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


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


To uninstall namebench, 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

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 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 namebench -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 namebench -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install namebench
    name: namebench
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'namebench' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller namebench
    Name     = "namebench"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'namebench':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 03 Oct 2016.


Are you a power-user with 5 minutes to spare? Do you want a faster internet experience?

Try out namebench. It hunts down the fastest'>DNS servers available for your computer to use. namebench runs a fair and thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets in order to provide an individualized recommendation. namebench is completely free and does not modify your system in any way. This project began as a 20% project at Google.

namebench runs on Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX, and is available with a graphical user interface as well as a command-line interface.

PACKAGING NOTE: This is a self contained package that includes the executable. It will make an icon on your desktop and Start Menu. Everytime you run it, it will extract the necessary files to your temp directory. It does not actually "install."

$packageName= 'namebench' 

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\namebench.lnk" -targetPath "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\namebench\tools\namebench-1.3.1-Windows.exe"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\namebench.lnk" -targetPath "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\$packageName\tools\namebench-1.3.1-Windows.exe"
$packageName = 'namebench'

remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\namebench.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\namebench.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
md5: 2A26C182BCC0AFEE88434E64B7B633BE | sha1: B33778303D37BB6A2E6FE4861C72390A41F3AB7A | sha256: 32DEBD21DBE46268E2305271FD63B96AFA4284FFA3CF7AE005F1B70E79699FF1 | sha512: 3B4AB8A648864039DD2CF9F00C3D26C15DC2C191589E346240B5CB024C81A5B49037F8DB426554C74560EBAF198AD21E67CC90A61CB505AB3EAD0F176AD58DE9

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
namebench 1.3.1 469 Saturday, April 16, 2016 Approved

rremoved "Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage" from uninstall script for newer Chocolatey compatibility.

This package has no dependencies.

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