[Interest] Getting a hostname given the IP Address

Dan White ygor at comcast.net
Wed Oct 24 15:00:10 CEST 2012

On Linux, if you have no DNS, you can use /etc/hosts

I do not know if there is a Windows equivalent.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rainer Wiesenfarth" <Rainer_Wiesenfarth at trimble.com>
To: interest at qt-project.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:17:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Interest] Getting a hostname given the IP Address

Am 24.10.2012 09:29, schrieb Joseph W Joshua:
> The computers in question are in a locked network that does not have
> Internet access. I will try and get back to you.
> But all computers in the local networks, 192.168.0.xxx and
> 10.20.21.xxx respond with the IP address and not the hostname.

Do you have a proper DNS set up? Is "nslookup 192.168.0.xxx" (Windows) 
or "host 192.168.0.xxx" (Linux) able to resolve the address?

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Rainer Wiesenfarth

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