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Linux, Ping and hostname

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If I ping an IP, it will return the IP

If I ping a hostname, it will return the IP

Is there a command to ping (or something like that) an IP, and have the hostname that corresponds to that IP be returned ?

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Question by:Los Angeles1
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woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
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Yes, use

host <ipaddress>

or

host <hostname>

Omit < >  

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by:Patrick Bogers
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Did you try dig (or dig -x)?
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