Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 312
  • Last Modified:

Ping by name issue

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
0
jskfan
Asked:
jskfan
3 Solutions
 
KanchipuramdeenaCommented:
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


0
 
Miele102Commented:
Check if your DNS server has a reverse lookup zone with a NS record of the dns name.
0
 
goss34Commented:
Hi jskfan,

If you run "ipconfig /all" on the client is it receiving a DNS server in the returned information?
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
<<If you run "ipconfig /all" on the client is it receiving a DNS server in the returned information?>>
yes
0
 
goss34Commented:
On the DNS server have you put a host entry for the DNS server itself?
0
 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
yes there are entries for the DNS itself and the clients in both forward/reverse lookup zones
0
 
goss34Commented:
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
0
 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
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.
0
 
goss34Commented:
Excellent glad you found the solution!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now