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Ping by name issue

Posted on 2009-05-07
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I have a DNS server and a client computer in the same subnet.
The client computer A record exists in the DNS server.
From DNS server, I can ping by IP and Name of the client computer (W2K3), but from client I can ping the DNS server only by IP address not by name.

any idea why?
Thanks
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Question by:jskfan
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by:Kanchipuramdeena
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Try the command

ipconfig /renew

from your client machine

Otherwise you can add the entry

DNSIPAddress DNSServerName  

in the file %WINSYS%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts

%winsys% -> C:\Winnt for 2000 and below
%winsys% -> C:\Windows for 2003 and above


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by:Miele102
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Check if your DNS server has a reverse lookup zone with a NS record of the dns name.
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by:goss34
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Hi jskfan,

If you run "ipconfig /all" on the client is it receiving a DNS server in the returned information?
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<<If you run "ipconfig /all" on the client is it receiving a DNS server in the returned information?>>
yes
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On the DNS server have you put a host entry for the DNS server itself?
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yes there are entries for the DNS itself and the clients in both forward/reverse lookup zones
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This is a bit of a long shot but can you just check that both the NIC on the server and the client have the following in the Advanced TCP/IP settings.


TCP-IP.jpg
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ping by name issue is solved. we had to add a rule to ipsec to allow TCP and UDP ports 53
I am not sure why we can't get to internet though.
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Excellent glad you found the solution!
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