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A big issue for me is to try and find hostnames for other network devices.


Here are few commands I run from my Ubuntu box that may help you out.



First try the ever popular nslookup


To find a hostname in your local network by IP address you can use:

nmblookup -A

To find a hostname on the internet you could use the host program:


Or you can try running:



One of my favorite DNS tools is dig

dig -x

dig -t ANY +noall +answer

dig @your.dns.server

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