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I can't lookup a server by IP address

Posted on 2011-02-11
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Hopefully this is an easy problem.

Here is what works successfully... From a command prompt I can ping servername and it resolves with IP 192.168.3.7.
I can also ping 192.168.3.7 and I get full replies...

However from a browser window or (Windows, Run), I can only go to \\servername.
If I type in \\192.168.3.7 it fails to connect.
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by:pjam
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Try the FQDN,
\\servername.domain.com.
We have seen this from time to time and never nailed it down either.  So i too will be interested in answers you get.
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Yes that works just fine. I just can't look up by just IP address
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On the server with the connection problem you can connect to \\127.0.0.1\
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Yes I can
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After creating an exception to allow all local ports open in the firewall (for some other access problem) I can now go directly to \\192.168.3.7

How was that firewall related?? :)
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Only solution that worked but I still don't understand why it's doing that
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