Suppose you have the ip address but need to get the hostname (ip name), you can use the commands below.

Windows

Syntax

nbtstat -a [ip address]


Example

nbtstat -a 10.89.63.12

Output

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [10.90.76.34] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
BOOMBOOM <00> UNIQUE Registered
RICOMAMBO <00> GROUP Registered
BOOMBOOM <20> UNIQUE Registered
RICOMAMBO <1E> GROUP Registered

MAC Address = 0A-40-57-C8-51-31

Linux/Unix

Syntax


nslookup [ip address]


Example


rico700 @ ricousr:[/home/rico] #nslookup 10.89.63.12
Using /etc/hosts on: chismoso

looking up FILES
Trying DNS
Name: boomboom.ricomambo.com
Address: 10.89.63.12

I’d like to add that you can also use nslookup in getting the ip address by using the domain name as the input. This is applicable for Windows and Unix/Linux machines.

Syntax

nslookup [domain name|hostname]

Example

rico700 @ ricousr:[/home/rico] #nslookup boomboom.ricomambo.com
Using /etc/hosts on: chismoso

looking up FILES
Trying DNS
Name: boomboom.ricomambo.com
Address: 10.89.63.12

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