[PLUG] ping problem

Mithun Shitole mithunit at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 12:32:31 IST 2010

On Saturday 06 March 2010 01:56 PM, vaibhav khatavkar wrote:
> Hello,
>          I have an internet connection shared through a Ubuntu 9.10
> machine(server). I have other two machines (one with ubuntu 9.10 and other
> with windows xp) connected to it via switch. The machine with ubuntu can be
> pinged from any machine but i cant ping windows machine from any other
> machine in network. I can "arping" windows machine.  Windows machine can
> ping other machines even internet (like google.com)
>         Is it problem of workgroup ? How do i check my workgroup on ubuntu ?
> I have installed samba (thought it could solve my problem) Samba
> configuration gui (System>  Administration>  samba) starts with an error
> "could'nt read directives from /etc/samba/samba.conf" .. and list all the
> directives from conf file.
>        How can I ping windows machine from other machine ??
Have you tried using IP address insted of hostname to ping?
I have faced similar problem when I tried to access windows machine with 
host name.
You can add entry to /etc/hosts  so that it can be pinged using hostname 


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