[PLUG] ping problem

Vaibhav Kulkarni netvaibhav at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 21:33:26 PST 2010


On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 1:56 PM, vaibhav khatavkar
<khatavkarvaibhav86 at gmail.com> 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 ??

Check the firewall configuration on the windows machine. Most often
it's the firewall that is blocking the ping requests.



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