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Old 09-02-2004, 07:04 AM   #1
hansi umayangan
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How can i find out computer ip number using computer name

for example:

in windows simply i use ping command

ping computer-name

Reply from 192.168.55.74: bytes=32 e<10ms TTL=128
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:09 AM   #2
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on linux, if you have a nameserver configured and if the name server knows the target host's ip ( that is, if the target host is listed in the nameserver records, called A records), it will return the ip address.

All important systems do have the A record on the nameserver.

You can use dynamic dns updates with dhcp to ensure that the hostname of each host that gets a dhcp address is promptly updated in the dns database.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:13 AM   #3
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into a console type : ping computername

my output:

' root@egag12:/# ping xs4all.nl
PING xs4all.nl (194.109.21.2) 56(84) bytes of data. '

( it keeps pinging , i use ctrl-c to exit )

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Old 09-02-2004, 08:33 AM   #4
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...or to find all IP's associated with the hostname, use the host utility...
Code:
hw@royne:~$ host xs4all.nl
xs4all.nl has address 194.109.21.2
xs4all.nl has address 194.109.21.3
 
  


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