how to know computer name from ip address in network?

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
     I've problem on ip configuration of some network. Since some client perform TCP/IP configuration manually and cause ip conflict. So, I want to inspect computer name of ip address that break the law. Suppose that i ping and it reply. So I want t know station name that is outlaw.
Question by:DOOM_DAEMON
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Expert Comment

ID: 8039629
issue the command ping -a which should help you find the culprit.

Expert Comment

ID: 8040784
this works if you configured a reverse lookup zone in DNS. Be sure you activate the "create Pointer record" option when adding computer to DNS.

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yoann_prout earned 200 total points
ID: 8042523
Under cmd prompt type :

nbtstat -A

It will gives you computer name, mac adress, group and the user logged in on the station (if someone is logged of course).

Try nbtstat /? for more switches :)
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Expert Comment

ID: 8043047
would also supply the name and show you what devices(routers, etc) you go through to get to that device)


Expert Comment

ID: 8043090
Yes but tracert and ping -a give the DNS name, nbtstat gives the Windows computer's name and group you enter while installing.

Author Comment

ID: 8061621
It works well. Thanks you, and to all of experts attend my questions....

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