Mac cleints cannot ping or use windows clinets DNS name
Posted on 2004-09-17
I have a single mac clinet on my windows 2003 server domain. It can access the internet and connect to network drives with the names in the network folder, but i cannot ping any machine using its DNS name. Pinging the IP address is fine, just not the name
EG our server is called POST with an ip 192.168.14.1, but if i click 'connect to server' i have to use the ip address as the name POST will time out.
Also when connecting to shares on the windows clients, i can sucseffuly log in and mount a shared folder, but after a few seconds the shared drive will dissapera from the mac decktop! No error messages or anything. If i connect my iBook i get the same result. This doesn't happen all the time, just most of the time