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NameBench results

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#1 Angbblue


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:18 AM

Hi. I'm Windows Vista Home Premium, 32 bit, Service Pack 2. 


I recently ran a program called NameBench just for fun basically, and to see how much faster a different DNS server might be for my PC.

I got the information I wanted and it's mostly self-explanatory (to me) except the right-hand column with the blue writing. I have no clue what any of that blue writing means. Normally I wouldn't care except what it says could be disturbing if it applies to my PC.

My question is, does anyone know what the blue writing pertains to? Basically, is it information about me, or about them?


Here's a screenshot you can click it to make it bigger.



Edited by Angbblue, 29 January 2015 - 05:19 AM.


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#2 EddoX


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 08:08 PM

It seems you never got an answer.  I am curious about the column on the right also.  What does all of that mean?   By the way, do you know what the "NX" column is?    THANKS.

#3 DavidLMO


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:37 PM

Have no idea what all that garbage is.  I tried this and do not recall anything like that.  It never worked right for me and kept resetting and screwing up my DNS so I uninstalled it.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:14 PM

This https://code.google.com/archive/p/namebench/wikis/FAQ.wiki#What_does_ might provide an explanation. Looks like most of it pertains to the queried name server. While it sounds ominous the "NXDOMAIN hijacking" really isn't. From the link... "It means that the DNS server falsifies the result when a non-existent host is requested. This is usually used so that the DNS provider can place advertising when you make a typo when typing in a URL."

Edited by reddy2retire, 10 March 2018 - 05:15 PM.

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