cant ping website
jhuntwork at lightcubesolutions.com
Fri Jun 20 00:13:44 UTC 2008
On Jun 19, 2008, at 7:13 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
> In your case, it was DNS - because it couldn't figure out who to ping.
> That's what the 'unknown host' message is trying to say.
Your answer is correct in a sense, but it could be misleading. Yes,
the reason ping failed was because it couldn't resolve the host. But
given just that error message, the reason why it couldn't resolve the
host could be a number of things, ranging from incorrect network
configuration, to a down gateway, to an unplugged cable, etc, etc.
To just say 'it was DNS' is misleading, because there may have been
nothing wrong with the DNS setting on the machine or with the name
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