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Old 10-06-2009
this should be a DNS problem. try to enter the IP and name of the machine you login FROM(!) into the /etc/hosts file of the solaris server. after that, try again to login...
# 9  
Old 10-06-2009
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
this should be a DNS problem. try to enter the IP and name of the machine you login FROM(!) into the /etc/hosts file of the solaris server. after that, try again to login...
Yeah it was a DNS issue.

I think I may have figured it out. For some reason this server was pointing to a dns server at another site. I changed the DNS server to the local site and it's responding nicely now. Don't quite understand why DNS is a factor when I'm connecting with IP Address and not names.
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