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Old 07-15-2006, 12:05 PM   #1
Joan Murt
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Question ping server_name don't works ping IP_address yes... why?


Hello,

this is my first post here, I'm completeley new at linux.

I cannot get a response if from my windows I run
ping server_name

I can only get an answer if I run
ping 111.111.111.111

When I try it from VNC also I cannot get it, but I can connect using the IP.

When I try it from outlook I cannot reach the email server if I don't do it from the IP also.

Any idea?

I know that this must be the easiest thing on earth, but without it I don't want to configure anything else.

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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do you have internet access? it sounds like a dns issue. make sure your dns servers are configured properly and you could also update your /etc/hosts file to include a record for the windows server.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 01:05 AM   #3
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Check the HOST file in Windows, it must contain the IP address and the hostname for every computer on the network.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 11:17 AM   #4
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I have internet access. If I reconfigure the samba server from the GUI it starts working, and when I restart the computer it stops working again...
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:34 AM   #5
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DNS Issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joan Murt
Hello,

this is my first post here, I'm completeley new at linux.

I cannot get a response if from my windows I run
ping server_name

I can only get an answer if I run
ping 111.111.111.111
This is very simple boss,
this happenes because the name resolution is not happening.
What is name resolution, right ?

Check out some reading about DNS or BIND and you will come to know.

Thank you.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 02:15 AM   #6
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OK, thank you very much.

I've configured samba and it began to work perfectly.

Thank you again.
 
  


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