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... Flush Your DNS Cache

If you have recently switched to a new site but you are still pulling up the old one after several days, you may need to flush your DNS cache.  See the tips below for doing so...

 

To flush DNS cache in Microsoft Windows (Win XP, Win ME, Win 2000):-

- Start -> Run -> type cmd
- in command prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns

- Done! You Window DNS cache has just been flush.

 

To flush the DNS cache in Linux, restart the nscd daemon:-


- To restart the nscd daemon, type /etc/rc.d/init.d/nscd restart in your terminal
- Once you run the command your linux DNS cache will flush.

To flush the DNS cache in Mac OS X Leopard:-

- type lookupd -flushcache in your terminal to flush the DNS resolver cache.
ex: bash-2.05a$ lookupd -flushcache
- Once you run the command your DNS cache (in Mac OS X) will flush.

To flush the DNS cache in Mac OS X:-

- type dscacheutil -flushcache in your terminal to flush the DNS resolver cache.
ex: bash-2.05a$ dscacheutil -flushcache
- Once you run the command your DNS cache (in Mac OS X Leopard) will flush.

 

To flush DNS cache in Microsoft Windows (Vista or 7):-

- Click the Microsoft Vista Start logo in the bottom left corner of the screen
- Click All Programs > Accessories
- RIGHT-click on Command Prompt
- Select Run As Administrator
- In the command window type the following and then hit enter: ipconfig /flushdns

 

 



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