DNS server is used to translate domain names to specific IP addresses. DNS cache is a temporary storage that contains domain to IP mapping information about websites which recently was visited. It allows to speed up access to visited websites. Sometimes, IP addresses of websites might change. So recommended to clear DNS cache from time to time. This tutorial shows how to clear DNS cache on Ubuntu 20.04.
Current DNS cache size can be checked using the following command:
sudo systemd-resolve --statistics
Transactions Current Transactions: 0 Total Transactions: 8 Cache Current Cache Size: 4 Cache Hits: 1 Cache Misses: 7 DNSSEC Verdicts Secure: 0 Insecure: 0 Bogus: 0 Indeterminate: 0
To clear DNS cache, use
systemd-resolve command with
sudo systemd-resolve --flush-caches
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