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ipconfig and nslookup

Discussion in 'Networks' started by piccadilly, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. piccadilly

    piccadilly Byte Poster

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    Is there a way you can use ipconfig to find an ip address of another PC on a network?

    I read that nslookup is a UNIX command, but I used it in XP to find a IP Address of another PC on a network, e.g. nslookup <machine name>

    Thanks,
     
  2. Gingerdave

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    if you know the name of the machine why not use ping -a which will resolve the DNS name to an IP address.
     
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  3. piccadilly

    piccadilly Byte Poster

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    Ah course. Though nslookup and ping do different things it still shows the info I need.

    Are there other ways?
     
  4. skulkerboyo

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    If you know the computers name just ping it
     
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  6. cpickering

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    As stated earlier, and if you use DNS/WINS you can run ping -a to get the IP of the PC.. Or you could walk up to the PC, smack the operator, nick it for 2 seconds and run ipconfig to get the IP..

    Try this application, it'll scan your network for IP's and give you NetBIOS names too and DNS names :) http://tinyurl.com/ipscan
     
  7. BosonMichael
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    Unfortunately, that link gets knocked down by my AV scanner.

    I typically recommend Angry IP Scanner. Great little tool.
     
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    Unless you have McAfee, which blocks it as an 'Unwanted program' by default :biggrin
     
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  9. cpickering

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    Its the same tool, just a link to another direct download of it, thats all.. I'll amend my TinyURL :)
     

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