How to query client socket (DNS) name cache?
Posted on 1998-11-14
We are beginning a long-term transition from WINS to DNS at our shop, and I'm getting comfortable with the server side of DNS. However, I'd like to be able to have more client side understanding. I'm getting comfortable with nslookup, but want more *client* side info than nslookup provides.
Specifically, I want to be able to query (as opposed to clear) the client's "DNS" cache, preferrably the entire cache, but will settle for a single name if I have to. I want to be able to see the time remaining in the TTL for a name. I know arp -a and nbtstat -c are similar utils to what I'm looking for, but they don't do this.
What utility (or API) will? I'm really interested in the answer to this for every OS I'll be working with: NT, 95/98, AIX, Solaris, Linux, but will clearly be happy if I can get the answer for NT and 95/98.
Thanks in advance!