posted this on Feb 01 12:48
The following table provides instructions for clearing the DNS cache on computers and servers. The commands need to be run at the command prompt with administrator privileges.
Didn't seem to work with Mavricks
Thanks for pointing this out. The latest version of OS X requires the following commands entered in the Terminal in order to flush the DNS cache:
Enter this command:
Then, to reload DNS type this command:
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
Didn't seem to work for me with Mavricks also. Did both commands - it asks for a password in terminal
These commands must require administrative authority to run in terminal on your device. If you are the administrator of your device enter your keychain password.
dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
same as above but in a single string.
This part worked just like your instructions & illustrations indicated!! Now to purge my web browser caches. ;)
I tried the instructions for Mavericks, but when I get to the password request, the terminal won't respond to the keyboard. I type, but nothing shows, so I can't enter my password.
What do the Apple support forums say? Here are the OpenDNS experts, the Apple experts are somewhere else.
When you type, the Mac will see your password, even if you can't. Trust that you can type the correct password and hit enter. Voila.
This advice needs major revisions
a) add support for Mac os 10.9
b) Delete the picture
c) Add text examples that can copy and paste
ps: THe picture does not allow me to copy/paste into a terminal.
@island123 and drrdm:
Mac OS X and I'm pretty sure Linux requires you to enter in the administrator (or Keychain) password to perform this action. When you type in the password, it will NOT show any dots or text (This is a security measure). Just press Enter/Return once you have finished typing it.
As for Windows Vista, Seven, and Eight: After typing cmd into the search, you need to right click on cmd.exe and click "Run as Administrator"; Then type in "ipconfig /flushdns".
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