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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?

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 October 9, 2007, 3:04 pm

    thank you very much for this info

  • kannan November 14, 2007, 1:52 am

    how to config dns for linux system

  • suresh May 22, 2009, 6:43 am

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


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