Solved

DNS or WINS problem?

Posted on 2012-03-13
7
172 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have an odd problem which I can't get to the bottom of: if I ping a known live host on our network with ping -a in order to resolve its hostname, it always returns the hostname of the machine doing the pinging (even when run from a server).

Can anyone advise of where there might be a miscofiguration that would cause this behaviour?
0
Comment
Question by:Ekithump
7 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ImaCircularSaw
ID: 37714229
If you open command prompt and type nslookup then the hostname of the server you're pinging you should get the IP and hostname of both the DNS server and the target server returned.  

This should help you see if the host/IP are being resolved correctly by DNS.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:crash2000
ID: 37714246
Thats because there is an issue. So the reply come from the actual machine doing the pinging.
Check Network adapter in the machine you are trying to ping.

Mark
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Murali earned 300 total points
ID: 37714254
Does is not required to be reverse lookup zone should configured in order to get the host name from a IP address?? Correct me If am worng...

I think check the reverse lookup zone in DNS server...
0
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:thomasdavis
ID: 37714287
both forward and reverse zones should be configured on the server for hostname to be resolved by ip address
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Ekithump
ID: 37714294
ImaCircularSaw - Just tried it, and nslookup returns the following:
Server: localhost      (incorrect, obviously)
Address: 10.0.0.210  (correct IP for DNS server)

Name: <servername> (correct)
Address: 10.0.0.212   (correct)

Crash2000 - What settings on the network adapter on the target machine do you suggest I check? This seems to happen pinging any machine from any other, so think it's more likely to be something on the server side than individual clients.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Murali
ID: 37714316
Now logon to server 10.0.0.210 , open dnsmgmt.msc

Forward lookup Zone > domain zone

check for name what incorrectly displayed in your result... Hopefully you can delete this host record if you could find the right one...
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:crash2000
ID: 37714420
Sorry, I misunderstood your original issue.
Start by checking your server Network Card
Update Drivers, Cable etc.
Murali suggestion is also good.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers …
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now