ping - Solaris

This is a discussion on ping - Solaris ; I use 192.168.0.1 on solaris(82546),192.168.0.2 on winxp(5701). They connect with cat6 cable. In solaris,ping 192.168.0.2. I got "no answer from 192.168.0.2".Why? Netmask is correct,255.255.255.0....

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    I use 192.168.0.1 on solaris(82546),192.168.0.2 on winxp(5701).
    They connect with cat6 cable.
    In solaris,ping 192.168.0.2.
    I got "no answer from 192.168.0.2".Why?
    Netmask is correct,255.255.255.0.


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    te0543@giga.net.tw wrote:
    > I use 192.168.0.1 on solaris(82546),192.168.0.2 on winxp(5701).
    > They connect with cat6 cable.
    > In solaris,ping 192.168.0.2.
    > I got "no answer from 192.168.0.2".Why?
    > Netmask is correct,255.255.255.0.
    >

    Two likely causes.

    1) You need a crossover cable, not a straight cat-5 cable if you link
    two machines together with a cable between them, without any router,
    switch or similar.

    2) Does the win-xp firewall allow pings though? Not sure myself, but any
    decent firewall can be configured to block pings.

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