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

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

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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… add one
  • Raju Oct 9, 2007 @ 15:04

    thank you very much for this info

  • kannan Nov 14, 2007 @ 1:52

    how to config dns for linux system

  • suresh May 22, 2009 @ 6:43

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

    Suresh

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