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router ping itself?

how do you get a router to ping its own host name? or a client be able to ping a routers host name? i try to ping RouterA and i get no response. can you have the router register with a dns server? if so how? thanks!


Re: router ping itself?

In global config mode, type "ip host RouterA ",

where is one of the router's interface address which is UP or which can be pinged. The is optional, use it if you want to add another ip address for the same host or hostname.

For the client to be able to ping the router or any other device, Hosts file, LMHosts file, WINS, or DNS should be properly configured and working.

You can define a DNS server on the router config using:

"ip name-server " global config command. Again, is optional and you can configure up to six name servers.

Hope this helps.

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Re: router ping itself?

thanks a lot. that did help! regards.