How to Flush the Local DNS Cache in Linux Server

April 13, 2017 / Domain And DNS

Follow the below mentioned steps to clear the local DNS cache in Linux Server:

1. Open your terminal to use the command line.

2. Log in as root user using the su command:

user@host:~$ su
Password: (type your root user password here)

3. Restart the name service cache daemon (NSCD):

root@host: /etc/init.d/nscd restart

Note: The Name Service Cache Daemon (NSCD) might not be installed by default on your Linux. You must be able to install it by using the package manager of your distribution – yum for RedHat-based distribution such as Fedora, CentOS and apt-get for Debian-based distribution such as Ubuntu, Kubuntu.

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