Hot Downloads

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: win xp unable to resolve ip to host name

win xp unable to resolve ip to host name 12 years 2 months ago #5346

  • steveb12
  • steveb12's Avatar
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • Posts: 17
  • Karma: 0
Hoping someone can help me with a Windows XP issue. I have a mixed Windows NT 4/2000/XP domain. The domain controllers are Windows NT 4. I have a few XP client machines that cannot resolve host names from doing a ping -a command. Some of these XP clients are DHCP and some have static ips set. Neither configuration can resolve a host name.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: win xp unable to resolve ip to host name 12 years 2 months ago #5349

  • FallenZer0
  • FallenZer0's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 259
  • Karma: 0
-There Is A Foolish Corner In The Brain Of The Wisest Man- Aristotle
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: win xp unable to resolve ip to host name 12 years 2 months ago #5350

  • drizzle
  • drizzle's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Distinguished Member
  • Posts: 138
  • Karma: 0
Are you using WINS? DNS? LMHOST?

In an NT4 domain, name resolution problems can be the cause of a lot of things.

You said XP clients can't resolve a host name. Can 2000 or NT4 Clients resolve hostnames?
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: win xp unable to resolve ip to host name 12 years 2 months ago #5353

  • steveb12
  • steveb12's Avatar
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • Posts: 17
  • Karma: 0
FallenZer0 - thanks for the link, but it did not apply. My XP machines can perform pings just fine, it is only name resolution that is not working.

drizzle - yes, clients get their WINS and DNS server information through DHCP. LMHOSTS files are not used. Yes W2K and NT4 clients are able to perform a ping -a and resolve a name just fine.

Any other thoughts? I only have a few XP machines and this is something I can live with. It's just driving me crazy that I can't figure it out.

Thanks all.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: win xp unable to resolve ip to host name 12 years 2 months ago #5354

  • drizzle
  • drizzle's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Distinguished Member
  • Posts: 138
  • Karma: 0
Can you post the output of your ping -a xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx? I have tried to recreate your problem with no success. Are you getting an error? Any odd entries in your XP event logs?
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: win xp unable to resolve ip to host name 12 years 2 months ago #5357

  • steveb12
  • steveb12's Avatar
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • Posts: 17
  • Karma: 0
Sure thing, but I think it will only serve to frustrate you. Here is the output from an XP machine:

C:\Windows>ping -a 141.158.40.14

Pinging 141.158.40.14 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 141.158.40.14: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=127
Reply from 141.158.40.14: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=127
Reply from 141.158.40.14: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=127
Reply from 141.158.40.14: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=127

Ping statistics for 141.158.40.14:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

and here is the output from a machine running W2K:

C:\Windows>ping -a 141.158.40.14

Pinging BAHSPDC [141.158.40.14] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 141.158.40.14: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=127
Reply from 141.158.40.14: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=127
Reply from 141.158.40.14: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=127
Reply from 141.158.40.14: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=127

Ping statistics for 141.158.40.14:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

As you can see the name resolves using a W2K machine. I REALLY hope this helps - and thanks.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.088 seconds

CCENT/CCNA

Cisco Routers

  • SSL WebVPN
  • Securing Routers
  • Policy Based Routing
  • Router on-a-Stick

VPN Security

  • Understand DMVPN
  • GRE/IPSec Configuration
  • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN
  • IPSec Modes

Cisco Help

  • VPN Client Windows 8
  • VPN Client Windows 7
  • CCP Display Problem
  • Cisco Support App.

Windows 2012

  • New Features
  • Licensing
  • Hyper-V / VDI
  • Install Hyper-V

Linux

  • File Permissions
  • Webmin
  • Groups - Users
  • Samba Setup