Originally Posted by not_found
I'am inside a local network, there are some Linux boxes and some MS Windows systems. How can I ping from Linux to a Windows machine (using IP address) so that I can see the Windows machine host name?.
Is there a Linux command for doing that?
Thanks in advance!
add the windows boxes to /etc/hosts on the linux box.
this is a good solution for a small number of hosts, say up to 10.
after that then you have to start considering things such as dnsmasq and even bind if there are many windows hosts