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Just wondering what the difference is between DNS and NBTSTAT when pinging a machine?

NBTSTAT shows hostnames as well as ping -a x.x.x.x

I thought Nbtstat used WINS to grab your netbios name and DNS -a IP Address used the reverse pointer record in DNS ?
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Nbtstat will only show NetBIOS names where as ping is a more global query.  It will display the full UNC name of a machine.  The difference is also as you noted where nbtstat will display NetBIOS names resolved through WINS as well as broadcast.  Ping uses DNS to resolve names and thus is a good tool to quickly determine if your DNS server is not resolving names.  Nbtstat is more for displaying information on protocol statistics and what the current TCP/IP connections are using NetBIOS over TCP/IP.  I have used nbtstat -a to give me a quick show of who is currently logged onto the remote workstation.
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