Testing the corporate network

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Testing the corporate network

For this scenario, the ability of the corporate network to route packets is tested by answering the following questions:

  1. Are the packets being routed correctly?

    From a computer on each network, the ping command is used to ping a computer on the other networks. If a reply is not received from a network, the packets are not being routed correctly. For more information, see Using the ping command.

  2. Is OSPF working correctly?

    The status of OSPF is checked by viewing OSPF neighbors. For more information, see View OSPF neighbors. This feature is not available on the Itanium-based versions of the Windows operating systems. This content is not available in this preliminary release.

    For more information about troubleshooting OSPF, see Troubleshooting OSPF.

  3. Are all the networks being routed to?

    To ensure that all the networks are being routed to, the IP routing table is viewed from a router. For more information, see Understanding the IP routing table.


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