Mac OS X | How to Clear Your DNS Cache

On August 10, 2011, in OSX, by admin

These are instructions on how to clear/flush your DNS Cache in Mac OS X. While this is very simple to do we get asked how a lot. You may need to do this after making changes to your hosts file.

LEOPARD AND SNOW LEOPARD
Step One
Launch Terminal from your Applications:Utilities folder.

Step Two
Enter dscacheutil -flushcache into the Terminal window that appears and press the Enter key.

TIGER
Step One
Launch Terminal from you Application:Utilities folder.

Step Two
Enter lookupd -flushcache into the Terminal window that appears and press the Enter key.

 

BONUS: WINDOWS
Step One
Press the Windows and R key then input cmd and click OK to launch the Command Prompt.

Step Two
Enter ipconfig /flushdns into the Command Prompt window that appears and press the Enter key.

 

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