unable to ping a device by its name

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
We have a winXP workstation that we are unable to ping by its name. We can the workstation by its IP address and also we can resolve the name by using the ping command "ping -a". We have disabled netbios over TCP/IP on all of machines.

C:\>ping -a

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=126
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=126
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=126
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=126

if we tried to ping using the name

C:\>ping us001
Ping request could not find host us001. Please check the name and try aga

But from the workstation itself, we able to ping its name.

Question by:tshi5791
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    is this the ONLY workstation that cannot be pinged by name?

    Did you check the DNS servers, and see if there is an entry for that computer there?

    Also, make sure the computer you are trying to ping from has the proper DNS server(s) in their IP configurations..

    Author Comment

    I found out what was the problem. For some reasons, the host name was not listed in the forward lookup zones but it was listed in the reverse lookup zones. So I added it in the forward lookup zones.
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