find a server it talks to and check its ARP tables, or do an SNMP on the
router and see what it is on... other ideas might work include broadcast
ping... and maybe nbtstat on a PC ..
On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Miles wrote:
> Does anyone know how to figure out the hostname/IP address of a machine
> from its ethernet address on a solaris network? I have a box here that's
> useless to me (win2k professional, don't have any passwords, guy who has
> went to india for 2 months), and I want to use its IP address and
> hostname on a Suse 6.4 laptop I have here. Unfortunately, seeing as it's
> win2k, I don't get the handy "welcome to <hostname>" message at the
> login screen, and I can't get in to find out. All I have is the ethernet
> address from the back of the machine. Any ideas? I know how to get the
> ethernet address from the hostname, but not the other way around.
>>kieran.colfer at ireland.sun.com>> comment:
> A superfluous element of a source program included so the
> programmer can remember what the hell it was he was doing
> six months later. Only the weak-minded need them, according
> to those who think they aren't.
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