After you configure your network connections, use the dsedit utility to verify that you can connect to a server. dsedit includes a network diagnostic utility that checks to see whether a process is listening at the specified address.
You can access this diagnostic utility in one of two ways:
By choosing Server Object, then Server Ping from the dsedit menu, or
By pressing the Ping (lightening bolt) key on your keyboard.
See “The dsedit Server Ping Utility”, for information about using dsedit to test connections.