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Windows XP DNS Cache

August 27th, 2008 Comments off

Windows caches DNS responses to speed up network access, but sometimes this can cause a problem.  Positive responses (i.e. successful lookups) are cached for 24 hours, and negative responses (i.e. failed lookups) for 5 minutes.

If you make changes to DNS and want to test the results straight away, you need to clear the cache with:

ipconfig /flushdns

You can view the current cache with:

ipconfig /displaydns

or

ipconfig /displaydns | more

to see a screen at a time

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