usually in Ubuntu, Many things that need an advanced configuration, come configured by default for it to work, but for it to work does not mean that it is the best configuration. This may be the case for our internet connection, which is configured by default and can give us adequate speed, but which we can improve. For them we will use a tool called Namebench, A useful tool that shows us domain servers, DNS, closer and faster depending on our connection.
What is a DNS server?
We are not going to mess with the definition of DNS server, It is broad and for some it will be very confusing, so I will let a DNS server is one that transforms the web address into an Ip address for computers to understand, so when we type in the browser bar «www.ubunlog.com»The DNS server will transform it into a series of numbers, into an IP address, that can be located by the computer that owns this web page. So there are faster servers and slower ones that will depend on the loading speed of the web we are looking for.
to install Namebench just go to the Ubuntu Software Center and search for the application by name or just open the terminal and type
sudo apt-get install namebench
The program is hosted in the official repositories of Ubuntu so it will not give us any problems, either we use it in an older version or in the latest version. Once installed, we continued with the terminal and wrote
with which the program will open, with a screen like the image of the header. Now in order to find out the DNS we need, we need to find out what our Ip address is to enter in the box above. Once we have entered the Ip address, we press the button «start Benchmark»That will start the search for our DNS. We can go for a coffee and when we come back we will see a web page with the results of the DNS addresses that suits us. Now, with the address located, we go to the Network Connection applet and we edited our connection, where we will add the new DNS address. Once the new settings are saved, we will notice how the access to the web pages is a bit faster.
This tutorial doesn’t work miracles, so if you physically don’t have a connection as fast as Fiber Optic, this tutorial won’t make you have it, but it does make your connection go faster than it suits you. Try it and tell me what you think.
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