About the bpclntcmd utility
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The bpclntcmd utility resolves IP addresses into host names and host names into IP addresses. It uses the same system calls as the NetBackup application software. The following directory contains the command that starts the utility:
On Windows, run this bpclntcmd command in an MS-DOS command window so you can see the results.
The bpclntcmd options that are useful for testing the functionality of the host name and IP address resolution are -ip, -hn, -sv, and -pn. The following topics explain each of these options:
Use -ip and -hn to verify the ability of a NetBackup node to resolve the IP addresses and host names of other NetBackup nodes.
For example, to verify that a NetBackup server can connect to a client, do the following:
On the NetBackup server, use bpclntcmd -hn to verify the following: The operating system can resolve the host name of the NetBackup client (as configured in the client list for the policy) to an IP address. The IP address is then used in the node's routing tables to route a network message from the NetBackup server.
On the NetBackup client, use bpclntcmd -ip to verify that the operating system can resolve the IP address of the NetBackup server. (The IP address is in the message that arrives at the client's network interface.)
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