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I hope I'm posting in the right forum. If not, I'm sorry, I'll expect to be moved.

I'm hoping someone can give me some help with pinging a networked computer in our office. We were trying to assign an IP to a computer and it said it was taken. So we pinged the IP and sure enough there was something there even though the address pool said it was free. On a good note we solved the issue (however that was), but my question is: Is there a way to do a kind of "who is" on an IP address? Any packet of information back saying the computer name or something to identify what computer is taking that spot. Thanks guys for your help. I always find what I need on your site. :grin:
 

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What kind of information are you looking for? The previous suggestion should return the computer name, which should be a big hint.
 

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John, I guess that would be right. But all I get is:



Node IpAddress: [***.***.*.**] Scope Id: []

Host not found.



Is that what it should be?
 

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Actually, I'd be expecting something more along the lines of the following, which is what I get when I do it for a machine on my network.

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C:\>nbtstat -A 192.168.1.6

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.8] Scope Id: []

           NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

       Name               Type         Status
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    BOBBI          <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
    WORKGROUP      <00>  GROUP       Registered
    BOBBI          <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
    WORKGROUP      <1E>  GROUP       Registered

    MAC Address = 00-07-E9-3F-05-52

C:\>
That seems to indicate it's not a standard workstation, probably some other TCP/IP device. I get this from my TiVo:

Code:
C:\>nbtstat -A 192.168.1.12

Local Area Connection 3:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.8] Scope Id: []

    Host not found.

C:\>
 

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<20> means Bobbi has some shared files/folders :)

depends maybe the firewall hiddes the netbios status
mine does (bitdefender 10)
 
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