what address is the DNS pointing check

One of my customer thinks that the DNS we are connecting to is pointing to wrong IP address. I am making the connection from UNIX and would like to know how I can find the IP address of the DNS ( URL ). Please suggest
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Darius GhassemCommented:
ping -a the url you would get the IP address back. Or use nslookup
The last few lines will show you.
g46905Author Commented:
How can I do a DNS flush to clear the old IP
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Which OS do you use?
Windows: ipconfig /flushdns
Linux: not needed as long u are not using a local caching dns

Bind: restart Bind or "/usr/sbin/rndc reload"
all other: restart the service :D
g46905Author Commented:
how do I do this on Solaris?
svcadm -v restart dns/server

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It may be sometime required to flush your DNS Cache mostly when trying to troubleshoot a problem. There is no direct way or a command that can do this however, you are just lost yet. yes, still have a way to do it.

The NSCD daemon in Solaris and ofcourse in UNIX and most of the Linux falvors maintains the system cache including the DNS/Name service cache.

All it needs is to restart the Daemon to flush the DNS cache.
Do a

# ps -ef | grep nscd

This will find the PID for the NSCD daemon.

Now, do a

#pkill <PID>

#kill <PID>

Now, check if the nscd process is killed by using

# ps -ef | grep nscd

Now, start the nscd daemon by using


This should start the nscd daemon and there you go, you have flushed the DNS Cache in your Solaris Server.
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