namebench - DNS benchmark utility

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name namebench
Package version 1.3.1+dfsg
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.51 KB
Download size 346.80 KB
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Searches 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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
namebench_1.3.1+dfsg-2_all.deb 1.3.1+dfsg all Ubuntu Universe
namebench - - -


Name Value
python >= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2
python-dnspython -
python-graphy -
python-httplib2 -
python-jinja2 -
python-simplejson -


Type URL
Binary Package namebench_1.3.1+dfsg-2_all.deb
Source Package namebench

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install namebench deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install namebench




2011-04-24 - Miguel Landaeta <>
namebench (1.3.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch from dh_pysupport to dh_python2.
* Simplify rules file.
* Replace Build-Depends on python with python-all (>= 2.6.6-3~).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2. No changes were required.
* Replace docbook-to-man with rst2man as tool to generate the manpage.
* Python transition:
- Add support for python2.7.
- Drop support for python2.5.
* Decode GeoIP results with the correct encoding to avoid crashes.
(Closes: #594146).
* Drop versioned dependencies since they are satisfied even in stable.
* Make copyright file DEP-5 compliant.
* Move comments from README.source to copyright file.
* Simplify watch file.
* Small fixes in Description and manpage.
* Replace XS-P-V deprecated field with X-P-V.
* Install libnamebench as private module.
2010-06-24 - Miguel Landaeta <>
namebench (1.3.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Updated watch file.
* Switched source package format to 3.0 (quilt).
* Dropped unneeded version for dependence on python (>= 2.5).
* Added necessary version for dependence on python-dnspython (>= 1.8.0).
* Updated manpage.
2010-03-07 - Miguel Landaeta <>
namebench (1.2+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Updated watch file and added debian/
* debian/rules: Added get-orig-source target.
* Update years in copyright file.
* Configuration files are now installed in /etc/namebench directory.
* Removed unnecessary files from /usr/share/doc/namebench directory.
* Updated XS-Python-Version, Build-Depends and Depends to python >= 2.5
since this version doesn't work with 2.4 anymore due to the use of
relative imports.
2010-02-28 - Miguel Landaeta <>
namebench (1.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed FTBFS with Python 2.6 as default. (Closes: #571551).
* Put namebench in net section. (Closes: #571114).
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.4. No changes were needed.
* Removed public copy of and /usr/bin/namebench
was symlinked to the private one at /usr/share/namebench.
2010-01-27 - Miguel Landaeta <>
namebench (1.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #559939).

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