DNS change, why restart ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Tech198, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Hi all..

    Why does only Apple TV requiring restarting/sleep after manually changing DNS ?, while all other products don't ?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm only guessing, but perhaps the Apple TV only reads such information during startup, since it doesn't have the computing power of OS X or iOS devices. Somewhat akin to Windows reading the Registry on startup, so after changes to the Registry, a reboot is necessary to load the updated information.
     
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    only you don't need a restart or sleep, if you change DNS to auto...

    But you do with static..

    That's what i don't get..

    So, if looks like Apple TV does have it in place, but as to the question as to why it only works one way, not the other ?
     

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