Cannot ping Linux / UNIX / Windows server by name but can ping by its IP address

by on October 8, 2007 · 3 comments· LAST UPDATED October 8, 2007

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Q. I have Debian Linux server in remote data center. I can ping server by its IP but not by hostname such as How do I ping server by hostname?

A. This is client side DNS problem. All you have to do is setup correct DNS server:

=> Linux DNS Client Configuration

=> Solaris DNS Client Configuration

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Raju October 9, 2007 at 3:04 pm

thank you very much for this info


2 kannan November 14, 2007 at 1:52 am

how to config dns for linux system


3 suresh May 22, 2009 at 6:43 am

can we ping a windows supplicant to a linux authetication server ???



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