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anandit404

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Ping a server from mainframe
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How can we ping a unix server from mainframe(to check whether the connection is enabled between the two)..

is there any command like
ping servername

as how we do from windows
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject:
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Hi anandit404,
Go to Start--> 6 option. Then type PING <Server Name>
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Thanks a lot bipinpeter
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

A successful "ping" has nothing to do with having a connection. . .

There are many ip addresses that can be pinged but cannot be connected to.

There are also servers that will not acknowledge a ping. . .

So, depending on what you actually need, ping may or may not provide what you are looking for.
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