How to discover IP of a device on a local network?
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Im not familar with nslookup. Documentation says it "Queries a name server for a host or domain lookup."
I don't have a DNS running anywhere. do you I need one?
My need is very streight forward. Let's say you are in a local network and your machines IP is 192.168.1.5 . A new webserver on a linux box is also running on the same network but you dont know its IP address to reach it. What is the simplest way to find the IP of the server?
- You dont know the setup of the network. It could be 10.10.1.1 or 192.168.200.1 ,...
- You dont want the user to install something on their machine. They should just open the browser and reach the machine.
I am suspecting I should run a DNS server locally somewhere to keep track of the IP addresses. ?!!
Is there any software I can run on the board (linux box) that can help? I can load up the board with whatever I want before handing it to a user to take it home.
Whatever you put on your board, the problem remains that your user(s) don't know the IP address of your board so would be unable to connect with any services running on it except by using some sort of broadcasting technique to find it. Which OSes will the clients be running?