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Old 12-05-05, 07:18 AM
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While browsing, I found this suggetstion to maintain your xp o.s.
What do you make of it and is it advisable?
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To flush DNS cache in XP click start, run and type command. At the prompt type ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.
 
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Old 12-05-05, 07:31 AM
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If you are a home PC user, this does you no good.

This flushes the DNS (Domain Name Service) cache which stores lookups. Meaning when you type yahoo.com it resolves it to the correct IP address.


If you are a home user this is all done by the ISP and most likely will not have much effect for you, unless the ISP did something seriously wrong and then corrected it.

For your use, it should do no harm if you tried it, and conversely you would not see any difference or changes.


It is not really a maintenance command, more like a troubleshooting technique when things are not working correctly for LANs and WANs.
 
 

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