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Host name ping to another ip.

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Host name ping to another ip.



When i ping on host name ite reply to another ip.

my host entry is:-


##***Cluster Node IP Address ***     uatdata1     uatdata2

 ##***Private IP Addresses ***        uatdata1-priv        uatdata2-priv

## *****Cluster VIP's*****    uatdata1-vip    uatdata2-vip

##*************application server****************     uatapp1     uatapp2




PING 64 byte packets 64 bytes from icmp_seq=0. time=464. ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1. time=457. ms 64 bytes from icmp_seq=2. time=465. ms




its reply to another ip but its host entry is (    uatdata1-vip )


1.Why its not reply to ?


Is any thing wrong on my cluster host entry.

Please help me as soon as possible.




P.S. This thread has been moved from General to Networking - Forum Moderator

aamir uddin
Henry Fauni
Valued Contributor

Re: Host name ping to another ip.

The first thing I would do:


# nslookup


This will give you an idea how the system is resolving that hostname.


My guess is that you have  a DNS server configured, and your /etc/nsswitch.conf is configured to try DNS first.