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We all used those 2 in linux, I'd like to know if Windows has some equivalents for these.
And one more thing: what's that command that translates an IP to the hostname? Like translating 188.8.131.52 to www.google.com. I'd like to know this both in Windows and Linux if possible. Thank you.
I know about Cygwin, I was wondering if there are some equivalents for Windows/DOS by default, because I intend to write an application for Windows that uses these (I have that one for linux). If it's necessary, I could make an installer and include cygwin, but I guess it's not.
Question about host:
[cosmin@blue ~]$ ping www.google.com
PING www.l.google.com (184.108.40.206) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=1 ttl=236 time=53.7 ms
--- www.l.google.com ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 53.797/53.797/53.797/0.000 ms
[cosmin@blue ~]$ host 18.104.22.168
Host 22.214.171.124.in-addr.arpa not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
[cosmin@blue ~]$ whois 126.96.36.199
OrgName: Google Inc.
Address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
City: Mountain View
NetRange: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
NetType: Direct Allocation
RTechName: Google Inc.
OrgTechName: Google Inc.
# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2006-06-15 19:10
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.
Could you explain why host dosn't work, but whois does?
And still another one: is there any way to translate an IP to the hostname, besides ping?
Ping does not translate the IP address to a hostname; DNS does. The host command could not resolve the IP to a hostname, because there is no reverse-DNS entry defined for that address.
Oka, but I guess you have to use ping to resolve a hostname to an IP, right? Or do you have a "dns" command, because I don't...
And doesn't Windows have some commands for tcpdump and whois? I guess you don't even use Windows, that's why you don't know... Thanks.
The host command will work for either an IP address or a hostname.
Native Windows does not have a tcpdump command or whois (or dig for that matter).
You may be able to find ports of these, similar to the ports in the Cygwin package, since they are open source. Your best bet for finding help with hunting down Windows software is probably not on a forum called "LinuxQuestions".
Your best bet for finding help with hunting down Windows software is probably not on a forum called "LinuxQuestions".
Yeah, I thought about this before asking. But consider this: from the users who use Linux as their main distribution, some of them use Windows too (more or less). From the users who use Windows as their main distribution, I would say VERY few of them use linux, too. So, if I have a question concerning both of them, I thought I should ask on a linux forum and not a Windows one. I don't even know a single Windows forum, just for the record, but I guess they have some... Thanks.