All I want to do is add an entry to my server's (6.5) host file and have it ping that node successfully....not much to ask of an advanced network OS, huh? I've been throwing everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink at it for 3 hours....this just ain't right. I've ran ws2_32 reload a gazillion times...what does it take?....Why should I have to reboot my entire server to get this going? NOVELL....ANSWER ME!!!!!!!

Or anyone else...thanks for any assistance!