Ping -a resolves to wrong hostname


T

TeknaDan

I have a Windows XP workstation named NTRPX1144, IP address
192.168.30.114, assigned by our DHCP server.

I can ping the machine by name and IP address fine. However, when i
do a ping-a 192.168.30.114, it resolves to a different computer name
that is no longer on our network.

I could see both computer names in WINS and DNS as having the same IP,
so I deleting the WINS database and recreating it, and also deleted
the DNS zones on our server and recreated them.

Now, according to DNS and WINS, the IP address and computer name are
correct, but ping -a still resolves to the old computer name. I've
given it about 12 hours to clear up, but I'm still having the same
problem.

What should my next step be? This is actually causing a problem with
some WMI based apps we're trying to run, so any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)

Sounds like DNS issue. Posting the result of ipconfig /all may help. Or
check this post.

Solved: Ping -a display a different host name
One of our Windows "server" IP is 192.168.0.22 and router is 192.168.0.2.
While we use ping -a 192.168.0.2,
it displays the server FQND, server.chicagotech.net that should be
192.168.0.22..
http://www.chicagotech.net/index.asp

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Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
http://www.HowToNetworking.com
 
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TeknaDan

Is there a way to clear the RDNS cache and have the server redect them
all? I'm not 100% sure that I'm only having this problem with one PC,
and I'd rather not have to go through and test them all.
 

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