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    hi all

    i thoght ping is a real indication of communication.

    so i ping by name to a computer that was down,
    and he answer back with an x ip.

    i dont remember all the steps i did but i think
    when i ping to that x ip,and i got another
    computer answering
    and after nslookup query, to thos machins, the down computer
    stop answering. and show the right ip.

    i think all the records in dns were o.k including the ptr.

    what make this cause?


    thanks'
    aki

  • #2
    Re: pinging

    To Ping or not to ping?
    Use ping command at DOS
    Eg Ping command,folowed by a space followed by the computer name that you have given to the computer. Say this other computer name OFFICE. so Ping Office. Make sure you have set up windows correctly with user name and a workgroup name that matches all computers in network by click on control panel-system-computer name. If the computer name is found then you will see a screen with name. also check ip anes etc with ipconfig/all in dos if this is any help. Now back to my problem!

    Originally posted by aki
    hi all

    i thoght ping is a real indication of communication.

    so i ping by name to a computer that was down,
    and he answer back with an x ip.

    i dont remember all the steps i did but i think
    when i ping to that x ip,and i got another
    computer answering
    and after nslookup query, to thos machins, the down computer
    stop answering. and show the right ip.

    i think all the records in dns were o.k including the ptr.

    what make this cause?


    thanks'
    aki

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    • #3
      Re: pinging

      PING is used to determine if a computer is ALIVE, i.e. responding to the PING packet.

      If you are pinging a PC and it is resolving to a different IP address then there is either something wrong with your DNS server or you MAY have a stale entry in your HOSTS file.

      First thing i would do is to clear your DNS cache on the local machine.

      Start>Run>cmd then press enter
      Type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter.

      Try to PING again. if it still resolves incorrectly check your HOSTS file.

      Open %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\drivers\etc
      Open the HOSTS file with notepad.

      Check for any entries that refer to the machine in question.

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