ping command to see if you can reach the server
system from the client and vice versa. For example, the following
command attempts to send two 64-byte packets to a system named
/etc/ping fractal 64 2
xxyyzz-have frank check the following... (For hp version also)
HP-UX systems use two basic techniques for accessing other systems
on the network. The most powerful is a process called
named is running on a system it should be able to reach any other
system on the network. When
named is not running, the system
relies on the list of names in the file /etc/hosts.
The following explanation uses the terms system A and system B to explain the process in general terms:
namedis running on system A. Execute the following command on system A:
ps -ef |grep named
named is running the above command should print out a line containing
named is running on system A
and you cannot ping system B you may have a network problem.
namedis not running on system A, check the /etc/hosts file on system A for the name of system B. For example:
If system B is not listed in the hosts table, add the correct internet address and system name to /etc/hosts.
If the command output shows the server name (and
issue an error), either the internet address in /etc/hosts is
incorrect or the network may be experiencing problems. See your
network administration documentation.