What, if any, benefits would their be in performing the following. It was found at MVPS.ORG
and recommended if using their hosts file with DNS Client in manual or disabled.
# Flush the existing DNS cache
# Start > Run (type) regedit
# Navigate to the following location:
# Click Edit > New > DWORD Value (type) MaxCacheTtl
# Click Edit > New > DWORD Value (type) MaxNegativeCacheTtl
# Next right-click on the MaxCacheTtl entry (right pane) and select: Modify and change the value to 1
# The MaxNegativeCacheTtl entry should already have a value of 0 (leave it that way - see screenshot)
# Close Regedit and reboot ..
P.S. forgot to say it is for a laptop. I have tried it and my boot time trebled.
What effect, as above, would using the hack with DNS on auto and not using the hosts file.