Problem with ping in Windows Vista

Thu Jul 19 12:20:00 GMT 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arthur Niswar" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:10 PM
Subject: Problem with ping in Windows Vista

> Hi,
> I am using Cygwin on Windows Vista Business. The problem is: whenever
> I try to ping another host on the local network, it always fails.

Nothing to do with Cygwin, but I had some connectivity issues on Vista 
Business that took me quite a while to sort out. I was able to ping by IP 
address, but not by name. The only solution I found was to run (in the cmd 
shell) 'msconfig' and elect for a "Selective startup" that disabled "IP 

Hard to say whether your issue is connected with "IP helper", but disabling 
it is something you could try if all else fails.


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