regarding ping

 im having a proxy server so when i give ping "" its not to give
ping command when im inside a network? Also i want
to give nslookup command.if i give it is coming as a bad command.there is no nslookup.exe file.from which site
i can download it?
kindly help me regarding this
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hi swatcat5555,
you cant ping google! it wont respond :0) ns lookup.exe is an integral command for win 2K and XP what OS are you using?

Your proxy server may not be allowing pings either.
Do you control the proxy and need to know how to permit icmp?

swatcat5555Author Commented:
im using win98. i dont know icmp?  im interested in knowing
is there any syntax like this?
ping <proxy server>
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you can get a windows 95/98/nt version of nslookup here:

Google does reply to MY ICMP packets: what proxy server are you using?

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of d

Reply from bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=40ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=50

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 37ms, Maximum = 50ms, Average = 41ms

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=82ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=78ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=79ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=50

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 78ms, Maximum = 82ms, Average = 80ms

You need ICS or NAT if you want to ping by the DNS name, proxy is not translating the private IP to public, but it's just getting the pages for you, NAT or ICS is translating your private IP in to public and this way your machine thinks that is on the internet, you will be able to ping from the PROXY but newer from the computer behind it.

Takle Care

swatcat5555Author Commented:
im using postmaster as proxy server.i downloaded the tried by giving
Type:all records
but timeout information is only coming.what i should give in each column.i want to query
swatcat5555Author Commented:
thanx a lot sebastin for ur info
Proxy is great beacause it gives you extra security and casch so it's faster for inside people to get lets say SP4 but it gives you a limitations if it comes to networking , if you are usting the application that is not proxy aware then you cant use it, eg. nslookup

IE is proxy aware becasue you can configure it to use the proxy, most of the aplication can be configured, like ICQ messanges etc. but some of the games can not be configured and then they will not work.

Glad I could help Take Care

chicagoanCommented: probably isn't a name server

run winipcfg or ipconfig /all and use the name server noted there
swatcat5555Author Commented:
what is name server column? i thought it is Internet service provider.Name column is the domain name which we want to query.can anyone explain me.
A name server is an internet server that provides DNS services (Domain Name Service).

Your internet provider sends you the ip addresses of their DNS servers in the DHCP response that gives your computer, DSL or cable modem it's IP address.

You can see what name servers you are using by running WINIPCFG in windows 98.

If you have a router, it will usually be the address of the router.

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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hello this question has been open a while please take the time to come back and clean it up.

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Best Wishes

Come on how about split, guy is asking for ping\NSLOOKUP and here we go anserw with DNS, one has nothing to do with other. In this particular case he will not ba able to do anything, becasue he has Proxy server, and proxy settings can not apply to ping or nslookup
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