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Pinging server by name not working.

I have a server that is sitting at I can ping that with no problems.
Reply from bytes=32 time <1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time <1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time <1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time <1ms TTL=128

However when I ping the server by name I get
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms

Any idea what I need to do to correct this? This is a W2016 server.


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8/22/2022 - Mon
Michael Machie

If you cannot access a site or server by name but you can by IP, then it is most likely related to a DNS issue.
Make sure you have a forward lookup 'A record' in your domain DNS (assuming a Windows domain) for that server at Otherwise, when you ping, the name will never resolve and can result in this issue.

If you have the proper A Record in DNS, another issue may be the PC you are attempting to ping from has a DNS entry in the NIC settings which is NOT your local Domain Controller. Such as a static versus the IP of your DNS server. Changing to the DNS server IP may resolve this problem.

David Johnson, CD

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appearantly in DNS the name is assiciated with localhost for IPv6 (::1).
DNS needs to be fixed.  (or the host file).
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