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Hello all. Iíve been looking for a way to determine the IP address for a computer when all I have is the name that would be used to access the ...
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    Find IP from netbios name


    Hello all. Iíve been looking for a way to determine the IP address for a computer when all I have is the name that would be used to access the computer in windows (eg \\servername in IE). In the past I have been able to just ping the computers to determine the IP address, but that for some reason no longer works. The computers I am trying to access belong to some of my friends on a college network, so I canít change any settings on the server, just looking for a workaround to find the IP addresses without needing to call them and ask.
    Thanks.

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    you'll probably find that your friend's Linux PC have set ping to be disabled within their firewall setup.

    Why, pray tell, do you need their IP addresses?

    have fun

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    We've been working on projects, and need to be able to access the common samba shares to get to the files. Thought about using a CVS repository, but it isn't really needed-we just put notes in the share directory and grab what updated files we need. It isnít just the boxes I am trying to access; all the computers on the campus can no longer be identified by NetBIOS name.
    Thanks for the reply though.

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    my networking is a little old, but I think that NetBIOS uses IPX protocol and not TCP/IP protocol. So perhaps that may be part of the problem.

    Is there no DNS (Domain Name Server) on your network?

    Nerderello

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
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