finding a pc on the network

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  1. charles w

    charles w Guest

    what is the command to type in from the command prompt to
    find a pc by ip address or computer-name
     
    charles w, Oct 8, 2003
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  2. charles w

    Brianz Guest

    PING, so use; Ping ComputerName or Ping IP_Address

    I wish the Microsoft exams were this easy
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    Brian
    MCP, MCSA, MCSE


    "charles w" <> wrote in message
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    > what is the command to type in from the command prompt to
    > find a pc by ip address or computer-name
    >
     
    Brianz, Oct 8, 2003
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  3. charles w

    Ken Briscoe Guest

    "charles w" <> wrote in message
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    > what is the command to type in from the command prompt to
    > find a pc by ip address or computer-name


    depends on what you mean by "find"...you can't find a computer's physical
    location at all, unless you have a third party program where you actually
    TELL it where the computer is located...
    if, by "find" you mean "test connectivity"....then "ping" is the tool to
    use.

    I suppose "tracert" is also "finding" the remote computer as well, as it
    gives you "directions" on how to get there...

    KB
     
    Ken Briscoe, Oct 8, 2003
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  4. charles w

    Dragon Guest

    I am sorry to say but HOW did you end up in this ng anyway?

    "charles w" <> wrote in message
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    > what is the command to type in from the command prompt to
    > find a pc by ip address or computer-name
     
    Dragon, Oct 8, 2003
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  5. charles w

    Consultant Guest

    not by using ping, hardy har har


    "Dragon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I am sorry to say but HOW did you end up in this ng anyway?
    >
    > "charles w" <> wrote in message
    > news:040101c38ddf$23b5b440$...
    > > what is the command to type in from the command prompt to
    > > find a pc by ip address or computer-name

    >
    >
     
    Consultant, Oct 8, 2003
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  6. charles w

    Dragon Guest

    Pong may be???? :)


    "Consultant" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > not by using ping, hardy har har
    >
    >
    > "Dragon" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I am sorry to say but HOW did you end up in this ng anyway?
    > >
    > > "charles w" <> wrote in message
    > > news:040101c38ddf$23b5b440$...
    > > > what is the command to type in from the command prompt to
    > > > find a pc by ip address or computer-name

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Dragon, Oct 8, 2003
    #6
  7. charles w

    rathore Guest

    rathore, Oct 9, 2003
    #7
  8. charles w

    S. O'Brien Guest

    "rathore" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > PING IS NOT USE TO FIND COMPUTERS ON NETWORK, PING IS USE TO TEST
    > CONNECTIVITY.
    >
    > c:\>ping ip_address or computer name
    >
    > ---


    correction. You CAN find an IP address of a computer if you know the domain
    name.

    ping microsoft.com will return the ip address of that computer

    pathping is a better tool. It will tell you the route to the destination pc
    from yours.

    for example:

    C:\>pathping rogers.com

    Tracing route to rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    0 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    1 172.23.44.1
    2 205.251.129.11
    3 n090h198.thezone.net [205.251.90.198]
    4 n090h210.thezone.net [205.251.90.210]
    5 gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.81]
    6 gw01.front.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.81.18]
    7 ge10-0.gwy2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.121]
    8 srp0-0.core2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.242]
    9 pos4-0-0.bgp1-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.67.46]
    10 66.46.33.70
    11 66.46.50.37
    12 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    13 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    14 ^C

    OR......

    C:\>pathping 142.146.40.100

    Tracing route to www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    0 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    1 172.23.44.1
    2 205.251.129.11
    3 n090h198.thezone.net [205.251.90.198]
    4 n090h210.thezone.net [205.251.90.210]
    5 gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.81]
    6 gw01.front.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.81.18]
    7 * ge10-0.gwy2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.121]
    8 srp0-0.core2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.242]
    9 pos4-0-0.bgp1-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.67.46]
    10 66.46.33.70
    11 66.46.50.37
    12 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    13 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    14 * * *
    Computing statistics for 350 seconds...

    so if you have an internal network you could pathping to it by name or ip
    and it will tell you where it is "located". It will tell you what subnet it
    is in. So if you were looking for joe's computer and you were on
    10.191.51.2 and joe's computer was located on 10.191.53.10 you would find
    that out... if you know joe's domain name. Also works if you know the ip as
    shown above as well. This tool is also good if you can't "find" joe on the
    network... if there IS a connectivity problem you will see exactly where
    (like tracert) as well as his ip address. Obviously, you need a domain name
    or ip address for this to work. You can also use pathping by computer name
    on the domain... for example:

    C:\>pathping dataserv

    Tracing route to dataserv [my ip address]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
    0 localhost [127.0.0.1]
    1 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]

    Computing statistics for 25 seconds...
    ^C

    --
    Sue MCNGP #69
    http://www.mcngp.tk
    The MCNGP Team - We're here to help

    "Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
    example." --Mark Twain
     
    S. O'Brien, Oct 9, 2003
    #8
  9. charles w

    Consultant Guest

    actually, dns will find (resolve) the ip of a domain :p


    "S. O'Brien" <> wrote in message
    news:bm3ds5$m57$...
    > "rathore" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > PING IS NOT USE TO FIND COMPUTERS ON NETWORK, PING IS USE TO TEST
    > > CONNECTIVITY.
    > >
    > > c:\>ping ip_address or computer name
    > >
    > > ---

    >
    > correction. You CAN find an IP address of a computer if you know the

    domain
    > name.
    >
    > ping microsoft.com will return the ip address of that computer
    >
    > pathping is a better tool. It will tell you the route to the destination

    pc
    > from yours.
    >
    > for example:
    >
    > C:\>pathping rogers.com
    >
    > Tracing route to rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > 0 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    > 1 172.23.44.1
    > 2 205.251.129.11
    > 3 n090h198.thezone.net [205.251.90.198]
    > 4 n090h210.thezone.net [205.251.90.210]
    > 5 gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.81]
    > 6 gw01.front.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.81.18]
    > 7 ge10-0.gwy2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.121]
    > 8 srp0-0.core2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.242]
    > 9 pos4-0-0.bgp1-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.67.46]
    > 10 66.46.33.70
    > 11 66.46.50.37
    > 12 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > 13 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > 14 ^C
    >
    > OR......
    >
    > C:\>pathping 142.146.40.100
    >
    > Tracing route to www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > 0 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    > 1 172.23.44.1
    > 2 205.251.129.11
    > 3 n090h198.thezone.net [205.251.90.198]
    > 4 n090h210.thezone.net [205.251.90.210]
    > 5 gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.81]
    > 6 gw01.front.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.81.18]
    > 7 * ge10-0.gwy2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.121]
    > 8 srp0-0.core2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.242]
    > 9 pos4-0-0.bgp1-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.67.46]
    > 10 66.46.33.70
    > 11 66.46.50.37
    > 12 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > 13 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > 14 * * *
    > Computing statistics for 350 seconds...
    >
    > so if you have an internal network you could pathping to it by name or ip
    > and it will tell you where it is "located". It will tell you what subnet

    it
    > is in. So if you were looking for joe's computer and you were on
    > 10.191.51.2 and joe's computer was located on 10.191.53.10 you would find
    > that out... if you know joe's domain name. Also works if you know the ip

    as
    > shown above as well. This tool is also good if you can't "find" joe on

    the
    > network... if there IS a connectivity problem you will see exactly where
    > (like tracert) as well as his ip address. Obviously, you need a domain

    name
    > or ip address for this to work. You can also use pathping by computer

    name
    > on the domain... for example:
    >
    > C:\>pathping dataserv
    >
    > Tracing route to dataserv [my ip address]
    > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > 0 localhost [127.0.0.1]
    > 1 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    >
    > Computing statistics for 25 seconds...
    > ^C
    >
    > --
    > Sue MCNGP #69
    > http://www.mcngp.tk
    > The MCNGP Team - We're here to help
    >
    > "Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
    > example." --Mark Twain
    >
    >
    >
     
    Consultant, Oct 9, 2003
    #9
  10. charles w

    Dragon Guest

    To be exact, the DNS 'Server' will perform the resolution. :)

    "Consultant" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > actually, dns will find (resolve) the ip of a domain :p
    >
    >
    > "S. O'Brien" <> wrote in message
    > news:bm3ds5$m57$...
    > > "rathore" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > >
    > > > PING IS NOT USE TO FIND COMPUTERS ON NETWORK, PING IS USE TO TEST
    > > > CONNECTIVITY.
    > > >
    > > > c:\>ping ip_address or computer name
    > > >
    > > > ---

    > >
    > > correction. You CAN find an IP address of a computer if you know the

    > domain
    > > name.
    > >
    > > ping microsoft.com will return the ip address of that computer
    > >
    > > pathping is a better tool. It will tell you the route to the

    destination
    > pc
    > > from yours.
    > >
    > > for example:
    > >
    > > C:\>pathping rogers.com
    > >
    > > Tracing route to rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > > 0 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    > > 1 172.23.44.1
    > > 2 205.251.129.11
    > > 3 n090h198.thezone.net [205.251.90.198]
    > > 4 n090h210.thezone.net [205.251.90.210]
    > > 5 gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.81]
    > > 6 gw01.front.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.81.18]
    > > 7 ge10-0.gwy2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.121]
    > > 8 srp0-0.core2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.242]
    > > 9 pos4-0-0.bgp1-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.67.46]
    > > 10 66.46.33.70
    > > 11 66.46.50.37
    > > 12 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > 13 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > 14 ^C
    > >
    > > OR......
    > >
    > > C:\>pathping 142.146.40.100
    > >
    > > Tracing route to www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > > 0 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    > > 1 172.23.44.1
    > > 2 205.251.129.11
    > > 3 n090h198.thezone.net [205.251.90.198]
    > > 4 n090h210.thezone.net [205.251.90.210]
    > > 5 gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.81]
    > > 6 gw01.front.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.81.18]
    > > 7 * ge10-0.gwy2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.121]
    > > 8 srp0-0.core2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.242]
    > > 9 pos4-0-0.bgp1-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.67.46]
    > > 10 66.46.33.70
    > > 11 66.46.50.37
    > > 12 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > 13 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > 14 * * *
    > > Computing statistics for 350 seconds...
    > >
    > > so if you have an internal network you could pathping to it by name or

    ip
    > > and it will tell you where it is "located". It will tell you what

    subnet
    > it
    > > is in. So if you were looking for joe's computer and you were on
    > > 10.191.51.2 and joe's computer was located on 10.191.53.10 you would

    find
    > > that out... if you know joe's domain name. Also works if you know the

    ip
    > as
    > > shown above as well. This tool is also good if you can't "find" joe on

    > the
    > > network... if there IS a connectivity problem you will see exactly where
    > > (like tracert) as well as his ip address. Obviously, you need a domain

    > name
    > > or ip address for this to work. You can also use pathping by computer

    > name
    > > on the domain... for example:
    > >
    > > C:\>pathping dataserv
    > >
    > > Tracing route to dataserv [my ip address]
    > > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > > 0 localhost [127.0.0.1]
    > > 1 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    > >
    > > Computing statistics for 25 seconds...
    > > ^C
    > >
    > > --
    > > Sue MCNGP #69
    > > http://www.mcngp.tk
    > > The MCNGP Team - We're here to help
    > >
    > > "Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
    > > example." --Mark Twain
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Dragon, Oct 9, 2003
    #10
  11. charles w

    Consultant Guest

    to be even preciser, the dns server service will resolve the host record to
    the ip

    "Dragon" <> wrote in message
    news:O$...
    > To be exact, the DNS 'Server' will perform the resolution. :)
    >
    > "Consultant" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > actually, dns will find (resolve) the ip of a domain :p
    > >
    > >
    > > "S. O'Brien" <> wrote in message
    > > news:bm3ds5$m57$...
    > > > "rathore" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > >
    > > > > PING IS NOT USE TO FIND COMPUTERS ON NETWORK, PING IS USE TO TEST
    > > > > CONNECTIVITY.
    > > > >
    > > > > c:\>ping ip_address or computer name
    > > > >
    > > > > ---
    > > >
    > > > correction. You CAN find an IP address of a computer if you know the

    > > domain
    > > > name.
    > > >
    > > > ping microsoft.com will return the ip address of that computer
    > > >
    > > > pathping is a better tool. It will tell you the route to the

    > destination
    > > pc
    > > > from yours.
    > > >
    > > > for example:
    > > >
    > > > C:\>pathping rogers.com
    > > >
    > > > Tracing route to rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > > > 0 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    > > > 1 172.23.44.1
    > > > 2 205.251.129.11
    > > > 3 n090h198.thezone.net [205.251.90.198]
    > > > 4 n090h210.thezone.net [205.251.90.210]
    > > > 5 gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.81]
    > > > 6 gw01.front.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.81.18]
    > > > 7 ge10-0.gwy2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.121]
    > > > 8 srp0-0.core2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.242]
    > > > 9 pos4-0-0.bgp1-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.67.46]
    > > > 10 66.46.33.70
    > > > 11 66.46.50.37
    > > > 12 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > > 13 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > > 14 ^C
    > > >
    > > > OR......
    > > >
    > > > C:\>pathping 142.146.40.100
    > > >
    > > > Tracing route to www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > > > 0 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    > > > 1 172.23.44.1
    > > > 2 205.251.129.11
    > > > 3 n090h198.thezone.net [205.251.90.198]
    > > > 4 n090h210.thezone.net [205.251.90.210]
    > > > 5 gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.82.81]
    > > > 6 gw01.front.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.81.18]
    > > > 7 * ge10-0.gwy2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.121]
    > > > 8 srp0-0.core2-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.65.242]
    > > > 9 pos4-0-0.bgp1-tor.bb.allstream.net [216.191.67.46]
    > > > 10 66.46.33.70
    > > > 11 66.46.50.37
    > > > 12 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > > 13 www.rogers.com [142.146.40.100]
    > > > 14 * * *
    > > > Computing statistics for 350 seconds...
    > > >
    > > > so if you have an internal network you could pathping to it by name or

    > ip
    > > > and it will tell you where it is "located". It will tell you what

    > subnet
    > > it
    > > > is in. So if you were looking for joe's computer and you were on
    > > > 10.191.51.2 and joe's computer was located on 10.191.53.10 you would

    > find
    > > > that out... if you know joe's domain name. Also works if you know the

    > ip
    > > as
    > > > shown above as well. This tool is also good if you can't "find" joe

    on
    > > the
    > > > network... if there IS a connectivity problem you will see exactly

    where
    > > > (like tracert) as well as his ip address. Obviously, you need a

    domain
    > > name
    > > > or ip address for this to work. You can also use pathping by computer

    > > name
    > > > on the domain... for example:
    > > >
    > > > C:\>pathping dataserv
    > > >
    > > > Tracing route to dataserv [my ip address]
    > > > over a maximum of 30 hops:
    > > > 0 localhost [127.0.0.1]
    > > > 1 dataserv.roadrunner.nf.net [my ip address]
    > > >
    > > > Computing statistics for 25 seconds...
    > > > ^C
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Sue MCNGP #69
    > > > http://www.mcngp.tk
    > > > The MCNGP Team - We're here to help
    > > >
    > > > "Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
    > > > example." --Mark Twain
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Consultant, Oct 9, 2003
    #11
  12. charles w

    Jtyc Guest

    > to be even preciser, the dns server service will resolve the host record
    to
    > the ip


    But what if you had an fqdwn??
     
    Jtyc, Oct 9, 2003
    #12
  13. charles w

    Consultant Guest

    make sure it has not tombstoned, naturally

    "Jtyc" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > > to be even preciser, the dns server service will resolve the host record

    > to
    > > the ip

    >
    > But what if you had an fqdwn??
    >
    >
     
    Consultant, Oct 9, 2003
    #13
  14. charles w

    Dragon Guest

    and better yet, make sure the ip it points to is a valid ip.

    :)

    "Consultant" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > make sure it has not tombstoned, naturally
    >
    > "Jtyc" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > > to be even preciser, the dns server service will resolve the host

    record
    > > to
    > > > the ip

    > >
    > > But what if you had an fqdwn??
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Dragon, Oct 10, 2003
    #14
  15. charles w

    Flicker Guest

    this group is NOT a serious group. More jokes and dump questions. Try SQL
    group: more professional.

    back to your question, how is NBTSTAT? You question isn't clear.

    "charles w" <> wrote in message
    news:040101c38ddf$23b5b440$...
    > what is the command to type in from the command prompt to
    > find a pc by ip address or computer-name
     
    Flicker, Oct 10, 2003
    #15
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