Chrome's update recently removed net-internals

The net-internals events viewer and related functionality has been removed

So is there any way you can flush your DNS cache with this new update?

  • You are still able to flush the DNS cache though CMD, correct me if I'm wrong.
    – CaldeiraG
    Apr 12 '19 at 13:28
  • @[what the] This option is still there.
    – clhy
    Aug 25 at 14:24

It seems that the only answer at this point since the recent change to Chrome is to clear all your browsing data. If you're like me this isn't a good option. I am not finding much else on this other than this thread with no answers on Google support. We probably need to upvote this issue more for Google to recognize that this is a problem.



You don't have to clear all of your browsing data. It looks like clearing "Hosted app data" is enough.

  1. Go to chrome://settings/clearBrowserData
  2. Click over to the "Advanced" tab.
  3. Scroll down and check "Hosted app data".
  4. Click the "Clear data" button.

The window also has a "Time range" drop down. I'm not sure this matters for DNS cache, or even if Chrome stores a timestamp in its DNS table. I set it to "All time", as I don't know when Chrome resolved the name I needed to remove.

  • I don't think that setting has nothing to do with clearing the DNS cache. Dec 1 '20 at 6:05
  • @AhmetAlpBalkan Did you test it? Check the codebase? Are you just guessing because of the name? I tested each item in the advanced tab in the "Clear browsing data" settings. "Hosted app data" cleared the entry, while none of the others did. But if you have test results that don't align I'd be happy to test again. Dec 1 '20 at 16:17
  • 2
    Yes, I tested, doesn't clear DNS cache. The correct setting is at chrome://net-internals/#dns Dec 3 '20 at 22:16

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