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Old 12-13-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
gunjan thakkar
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i m getting the error unknown host while im pinging with the host name

dear friends
i have two linux system
i m able to ping from one system to other system by both name and ip
but in other system i m not able to ping with hostname
i m getting the message unknown host
i m able to ping with ip address
i have checked the /etc/hosts

i will appreciate ur reply

Old 12-13-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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Have you checked /etc/nsswitch.conf? Make sure you have a line that looks like this:

hosts: files

If you do, then verify /etc/hosts and make sure you have no typos. If you can ping by IP address, you should be able to ping by hostname.
Old 12-14-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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hi frnd
i tried with the option of nsswitch.conf and it worked
thank you so much

thanx again


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