How to Flush DNS

Modified on Mon, 20 Jun 2022 at 10:02 AM

Recently there has been an issue causing users to experience problems when logging into Vitruvius.  If you are experiencing this issue please try the following solution for flushing your DNS.


Flushing the DNS is useful in the removal of bad caches since the flush completely removes all the information stored within the cache. 

To Flush the DNS Cache:

1.At the bottom left corner, type 'cmd' in the Start menu's search bar, and press Enter.

The result/view you should see after typing "cmd" into the search bar and pressing enter 

2. Type 'ipconfig /flushdns' in the Command Prompt, and press Enter.

the command prompt window with IP config slash flush dns typed in. 

3. The user has now flushed the DNS Cache and will receive a message that they have successfully done so.

4. Type 'exit' into Command Prompt or select the red X at the top right corner of the window to exit the Command Prompt.


Reference:

https://grok.lsu.edu/article.aspx?articleid=19328


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