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unable to ping other domain from clients

By kashmeir63 ·
I have a domain A(nt4.0 server) in one state and Domain B(win.2000)server in another state.
Domain B from the server, I can ping by name and ip address any address(computer) on Domain A. On domain B there are window 98 clients. They can logon to the domain(domain B), and can ping the server by name and ip address. But they are unable to ping any computer on Domain A. (There is a trust between 2 domains) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to unable to ping other doma ...

Hi, the trust doesn't mean that they can ping each other.
Only if the clients make a vpn connection to the server at the other side they would be able to ping the pc's at that side.
From the servers you can ping because they have made a connection between each other and know about the iprange at the other side.

Hope I explained that well.

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by Maelgwyn In reply to unable to ping other doma ...

Ok, I have a couple of questions...

Are there 2 different IP ranges? If so, even with a trust, you will need to check the router - it may not be forwarding the packets correctly. ALso, re-establish the trust - it could help.

The trust does not control IP pinging (for, do you need a trust to connect to a web site?). It is only there for the purpose of cross authentication etc. So my inital gut feeling is that it is either router related or bridge related. Check them out first


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by ctmoore1998 In reply to unable to ping other doma ...

Sounds like a VPN configuration problem. It may be that the VPN is configured to allow access to a single IP address and not a subnet of addresses. If you want to access other computers on each of the networks a and b then the VPN has to be configured to access all or a portion of the respective local network and also you will need to allow NetBios over the VPN connection. Check your VPN configuration you must be running its end points router to router also for this to work. Also for VPN to be successfully the networks need different local IP addresses ie Network A = and B = will be okay.

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