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By transit_Admin ·
Anyone know of a way or a utility tha allows you to Ping from DOS. I don't mean a DOS prompt running on top of a Windows platform, but being able to boot to 6.22 and ping other workstations on the network. I have been looking and playing around, but have not been able to accomplish this. Hopefully, I did not miss something really simple.

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by chipw In reply to Ping from DOS

Your MS-DOS Supplemental disks have the necessary files for making MS-DOS network-able. You need to set this up first, so it will access the local network. Look for a file called NET.TXT, or NETWORKS.TXT, depending on which version of DOS you have.Try this reference from technet (it's a huge url)-
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q96959&LN=EN-US&SD=tech&FR=0&qry=network&rnk=81&src=DHCS_MSPSS_tech_SRCH&SPR=MSDOS

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I have network connection

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I am able to boot to DOS via a CD and can access the network. The CD was created with a modified Ghost boot disk creation. I am able to pull an image across, but whenever I try to use the Ping utility, it says you need to be in a Windows environment. I have searched for any reference for this but have not encountered any. Thanks for the information on the URL; I shall look it up.

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by chipw In reply to I have network connection

I suggest a search on microsoft/technet or google using the exact error message. I haven't seen the error you're referring to. Where did you get the version of ping you are using? If it's from the original DOS disks it should work, if it's from Windows, I'm not so sure.

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