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I have a main server and a file server, how can I verify the main server is resolving from the file server?


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Alright, so I have my main site just on a simple server, nothing big. Now I have a separate server (server 2) to store the files on. The thing is, server 2 isn't being able to see server 1. Is there a way I can try to ping server 1 from ssh on server 2 or something?

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You're going to have to clarify this a whole lot. Like, what operating systems are they? What is a "main server"? What sharing protocol is the file server using (NFS, SMB)? What do you mean by "resolving" ? – mfinni Dec 17 '10 at 13:39
As suggesed by mfinni, you need to clarify your question to get help! – Khaled Dec 17 '10 at 13:49
Voted to close. Your edit is at least as vague as the original question and you didn't answer any of the three questions that I asked. – mfinni Dec 17 '10 at 14:16
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Not very precise question, but I try to provide the best answer in this unfavorable situation :)


This should work on UNIX and even on this funny MS systems.

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If you don't have DNS server, try dig a being on file server. – plluksie Dec 17 '10 at 13:51

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