DNS caching in linux

I am confused about DNS caching. I am writing a small forward proxy server and want to use OS DNS cache on a Linux system.

If I understand correctly, then there is DNS caching at the browser level. Then there is DNS caching at OS level (Windows has it. I am not sure if Linux distros have it by default).

So, how does a browser/proxy_server use OS DNS caching? I am trying to find if I can rely on Linux for DNS caching instead of doing it on my own inside my proxy.

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  • edited August 2018
    OS Stores some DNS info automatically, that's why you have the flush command ...
    it's not commanded by an external server...
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