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2006-03-21, 17:47

I know how to clear the DNS cache, but...

Is there a way in Mac OSX to have the DNS cache *displayed*, as there is in Windows? (ipconfig /displaydns)

I realize it may be with the "lookupd" command, however, I have accessed the "man lookupd" (or the BSD System Manager's Manual lookupd).

I find subtitles that I think may apply to me, however, either it doesnt include the actual command, or I am missing it as a result of being new to Mac's.

Hence, my request to someone with more experience than I.

Any idea's? Or is it even possible?

Last edited by sailships : 2006-03-22 at 08:56.
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2006-03-21, 23:55

1. It's Mac, not MAC. "Mac" is short for Macintosh. "MAC" is an acronym for media access control, machine access code, or message authentication code, but not Macintosh.

2. Run "lookupd -d" in the Terminal window to get a special prompt. Then, enter the command "allHosts" to show details. Enter the command "exit" to return to your shell.

update: Err, scratch that. This only shows hosts stored locally as in your /etc/hosts file.
update 2: Sorry, I couldn't find anything else. Hopefully someone else can help.

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2006-03-22, 08:58

Thanks for the reply Brad!

Sorry about the infraction...
Thank goodness for the edit button!
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