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I want to find a computer on my network, I have the IP address but not the name. How do I get the name?

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Try host ip-address (obviously replacing ip-address by the actual IP address). Check man host for options. Alternatively dig or nslookup.

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It would appear you type faster than me - exactly what I was going to say :) –  Phil Apr 1 '12 at 17:09
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Specifically, dig -x –  Garrett Apr 1 '12 at 17:09
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