Sometimes you are facing trouble while accessing some websites hosted on your server,It might be your local DNS cache got corrupt. In that kind of situation you need to restart your DNS cache service. Under Windows you can use the ipconfig command to flush dns cache. However, Linux provides various ways to flush DNS cache.
How to Flush DNS cache on Linux DistRibutions.
Major DNS Cache server’s on linux distribution are below.
- nscd DNS cache
- dnsmasq dns cache
- BIND server dns cache
1- Flush DNS cache on UBUNTU / Debian / Linux Mint
Use the below command to Flush DNS cache in Ubuntu/Debian/Mint Systems.
2- Flush BIND server dns cache
Use the below command to Flush caching BIND server dns cache
/etc/init.d/named restart OR service named restart
3- Flush nscd DNS cache
For this Just restart nscd:
/etc/init.d/nscd restart OR service nscd restart OR service nscd reload OR nscd -i hosts
4- Flush dnsmasq dns cache
Just restart the dnsmasq service to flush out dns cache:
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart OR service dnsmasq restart
That’all to do, Please Give your opinion below if you experience any issues or to discuss your ideas and experiences.