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Verifying Server-Assigned IP Address

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01 Sep 2000


Russel Udiljak

Telstra Corp.

In a manually-assigned IP environment, a workstation could inadvertently be configured to use an IP address reserved for a server. To test whether an IP address is assigned to a server and not to a workstation, perform the following steps:

  1. From your favorite communications package, create a VT100 session.

  2. In the VT100 session settings, modify the default port number from 23 to 19.

  3. Enter the host name of the server you want to check.

If you see a screen of scrolling ASCII characters, it means the IP address belongs to that server, since this is how a server will respond to the steps above. However, if you get the message "Host does not exist or is not ready," then this IP address is not configured on the server.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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