Strange DNS problem with facebook

We have set up our 2008 server with DHCP, DNS, Active Directory and ICS. All of our computers work great and are assigned a IP from the DNS Server.

One strange problem is that our Internet Cafe customers cannot access facebook.

Every other site we use will work without a problem but NONE of our computers will resolve facebook.

My head techninian decided to try the physical IP address of facebook and it was passed on to me that the computers would in fact resolve the IP address but not the facebook.com address.

Any Suggestions?

I have never seen anything like it. I was joking to them that I could block facebook the other day and now it has happened without me doing a thing!!

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ben_watersAsked:
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antimacosCommented:
Facebooks Dead. Problem Solved.

Sounds like you need to flush the DNS on the DNS server.
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ben_watersAuthor Commented:
Sounds like a plan!! Ok , now, how do I flush the DNS on the 2008 Server? And how did this happen and will this happen again?
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DrDave242Senior Support EngineerCommented:
Open the DNS console, right-click the server, and select "Clear Cache."
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antimacosCommented:
Need to go into the DNS MMC or Managment console. Start> administrative tools>DNS Right  click server IP and click clear cache
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ben_watersAuthor Commented:
Good work, fixed

Any clues why this would happen and how it could be stopped from happening again?
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antimacosCommented:
Welcome to the world of DNS....It's better than the alternative.
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DrDave242Senior Support EngineerCommented:
Not really sure why it happened, but if it happens again, open the DNS console, select Advanced from the View menu, then dig through the Cached Lookups folder to see what you've got in there for www.facebook.com.  Might be interesting...
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