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How to clear local DNS caches.

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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.

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Clearing the DNS Cache on Browsers

If you have recently set up your filtering, or just changed a setting, a cache clear may be necessary before you see your filtering take effect. The following table provides instructions for clearing the DNS cache within common Internet browsers.

  • Internet Explorer 8 and up
    • Go to the History menu, select Delete Browsing History, check all boxes (except passwords, if desired) and click Delete.
  • Mozilla Firefox (Windows)
    • Click on Firefox at the top left of your browser, go to the History menu, select Clear Recent History and check all boxes. Under Time range to clear select Everything (except passwords, if desired) and click Clear Now.
  • Apple Safari (Windows)
    • Expand the Cog Icon in the upper right corner and select Reset Safari. Check all boxes and click Reset.
  • Apple Safari (Windows)
    • Go to the Safari menu, select Reset Safari, check all boxes and click Reset.
  • Apple Safari (Mac)
    • Expand the Wrench Icon in the upper right corner and select History and check all boxes. Under Clear data for this time period, select Everything(except passwords, if desired) and click Clear Browsing Data.
  • Google Chrome (Windows)
    • Expand the Wrench Icon in the upper right corner and select History and check all boxes. Under Clear data for this time period, select Everything(except passwords, if desired) and click Clear Browsing Data.
  • Google Chrome (Mac)
    • Under Go to the Chrome menu, select Clear Browsing Data and check all boxes (except passwords, if desired). Under Clear data for this time period, select Everything and click Clear Browsing Data.
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