Clearing Local Level Cache


Sometimes it is necessary to clear your local cache (not the same as your browser’s cache) to clear up errors:


Press the windows key, and type “cmd”

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In the prompt, type “ipconfig /flushdns” hit enter

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Press command+spacebar on your keyboard, and type terminal, hit enter:

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Type “dscacheutil -flushcache” press enter, it may ask for your password, if it does, its asking for the admin user password:

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If that doesn’t work, try “sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder”


There are several ways per each distribution of linux, all of the commands are run in terminal:

sudo /etc/init.d/nscd restart

nscd -I hosts

Please refer to the documentation of the distribution of your OS before running any commands.


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