How To Flush DNS Cache on Linux

DNS, short for the Domain Name System protocol, is used on Linux systems in order to retrieve IP addresses associated with names.

For example, when you are performing a ping request, it is quite likely that you are using the DNS protocol to retrieve the server IP.

In most cases, the DNS requests that you perform are stored in a local cache on your operating system.

However, in some cases, you may want to flush the DNS cache of your server.

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