Server can not ping other hosts by name using PING.NLM

  • 3139745
  • 30-Oct-2007
  • 25-May-2012

Environment

Novell NetWare 5.1 SP5

DNS server is configured on Solaris - Bind 8.2
Applied SP5 on NW5.1 with SP4

Situation

Server can not ping other hosts by entering hostname or FQDN using PING.NLM
Returned error:"Could not understand hostname as a host name or address. Please make sure NETDB.NLM is loaded and resolf.cfg is configured correctly"

Resolution

Reported to development

Workaround:
1. Use NETDB.NLM from SP4 for NetWare 5.1
2. Define HOSTS file on the server.

Additional Information

NETDB.NLM is loaded.
SYS:\ETC\RESOLV.CFG point to the correct DNS server.
Server is able to ping hosts via IP address.
With previous version of NETDB.NLM (from SP4) everything works fine.


Formerly known as TID# 10078890

Feedback service temporarily unavailable. For content questions or problems, please contact Support.