I'm connected to my university LAN through their VPN service. Now I want to get the IP of my computer on the local network by its hostname so that I can SSH to it. How can I get the IP address from the hostname? I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and so is my computer at the uni. Is it even possible, because even while accessing via the hostname, we are actually using the IP address.
Please let me know if you need any more information to answer this.