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How to get the latest DNS settings?

By su ·
Hi,

I have the following trouble with an Inspiron and another machine on our network:

I want to access a website that has changed hosts recently. Although my Linksys router is correctly tracing to the new IP address, the machine itself still goes to the old one.
All tricks like IPCONFIG/FLUSHDNS, deleting temp. Internet files or 'always get the latest version of the website' have not been successfull.

Anybody got another idea?

Thanks!

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by gary.cole In reply to How to get the latest DNS ...

Have you checked the local hosts file?

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by su In reply to

Hi Gary,
Thanks for the hint, but the hosts file is fine- no entry regarding that domain or IP address.

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try ipconfig/regisertdns

by raghava2804 In reply to

You can try this command to force dns settings ipconfig /registerdns

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by NZ_Justice In reply to How to get the latest DNS ...

Have you set the network connection properties to obtain IP address automatically? you could also manualy configure the netwrok connection to have teh IP you wish.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to How to get the latest DNS ...

Have you set the network connection properties to obtain IP address automatically? you could also manually configure the network connection to have the IP you wish.

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by CG IT In reply to How to get the latest DNS ...

ah explain further. you want to access a website that changed hosts? meaning they changed web hosting companies? if so, the web hosting company is responsible for updating the web sites authoritative DNS servers with the new address [theirs]. Until that is done and DNS is updated, all queries will be directed to the old address.

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by su In reply to

Hi,
You are right regarding the change of webhosting companies. But the trouble is that the DNS settings are temporarily stored in all kinds of routers/servers, then in the router of your internet connection, then in your local machine.
I got so far that the router of our network connected to the new server, but the DNS cache in the machine itself still went for the old server, even after ipconfig/flushdns. My guess after research is that I need to disable the DNS client service on that machine, so that it does not store any DNS settings.

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by FCometa In reply to How to get the latest DNS ...

Have you tried using nslookup, to see where this client is getting that IP address from?

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