Solved

How to Flush DNS cache in Mac OS X?

Posted on 2004-04-16
5
41,465 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
What is the Windows ipconfig /flushdns equivalent in Mac OS X?
0
Comment
Question by:alexrs
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 10843737
I'm not sure there's a need for it in OS X.
0
 

Author Comment

by:alexrs
ID: 10869124
When I change the IP address of an entry in the hosts file the system keeps resolving the associated name to the old address.
I figured out that if you go to Network Preferences and change the interface configuration (ex.: to manual address and then back to DHCP) it seems to reload it and clean the DNS cache. As a matter of fact I was expecting that "ifconfig down" and then "up" would cause the same effect, but it doesn't. I will stick to this workaround as the need is not very frequent.

Thanks anyway.

 
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 10880284
Closed, 125 points refunded.
modulo
Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange
0
 

Author Comment

by:alexrs
ID: 10880530
Just found the equivalent to Windows' ipconfig /flushdns:

lookupd -flushcache
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Deploy studio and multicast 1 88
El Capitan will not Quit 14 104
iPad Mini update to iOS 8.4 will not validate and update? 9 66
Dual boot vs VM 11 65
A lot of new and distinct gadgets are making their appearance every other day. The latest gadget that has wooed the attention of all gadget lovers and non gadget lovers alike is the Smartwatch. This tiny gadget is capable of offering live access to …
There is a security feature on iOS devices that is nearly impenetrable when it has been activated.  This article will provide some possible solutions as well as necessary steps to take to ensure you do not end up with a locked device.
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question