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When you ping a host name from a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) enabled LAN Manager for MS-DOS version 2.2c or Network Client for MS-DOS version 3.0 client computer, the following error message may appear:
NOTE: IPCONFIG returns the current configuration including the WINS server. If you ping a valid IP address, or use the NET VIEW or NET USE command, the operation is successful.
DGN0217: Remote name cannot be resolved
This problem occurs if the entry for the host name does not exist in the HOSTS file. LAN Manager for MS-DOS version 2.2c client and Network Client for MS-DOS version 3.0 can be WINS-enabled. When you ping a host name from a DHCP-enabled client, the order of name resolution should be as follows:
To work around this problem, enter the host names, including the local host name, in the HOSTS file.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in LAN Manager for MS-DOS version 2.2c and Network Client version 3.0 for MS-DOS.