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How to identify a host name if I know his IP address

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How to identify a host name if I know his IP address

anazarov
How to identify a host name if I know his IP address?The host is on the network, but SpiceWorks cannot identify it too.
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    Is this in an office setting within your local LAN/Domain.... or are you talking about the internet, possibly gaming?

    By "host", what are you refering to? Are you trying to find out someone's name? On the internet, you can only find out the name of the company (ISP) that registered that block of IP addresses and are providing service to any number of subscribers using it.

    Tell us exactly what it is you're trying to track down please?

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    Churdoo

    If the IP is a Windows box, then "nbtstat -A <ipaddy>" will return its Windows name. Otherwise, fish through the DHCP address leases, or through the DNS server for the zone. If none of the above, then it's likely a non-windows device that doesn't gain DHCP nor is defined in DNS, so you have to go hunting.

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    Is this in an office setting within your local LAN/Domain.... or are you talking about the internet, possibly gaming?

    By "host", what are you refering to? Are you trying to find out someone's name? On the internet, you can only find out the name of the company (ISP) that registered that block of IP addresses and are providing service to any number of subscribers using it.

    Tell us exactly what it is you're trying to track down please?

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    Churdoo

    If the IP is a Windows box, then "nbtstat -A <ipaddy>" will return its Windows name. Otherwise, fish through the DHCP address leases, or through the DNS server for the zone. If none of the above, then it's likely a non-windows device that doesn't gain DHCP nor is defined in DNS, so you have to go hunting.