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Re: ping hostnames ala windows ping.exe?

2008/10/10 Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com>:
> On Fri,10.Oct.08, 15:08:56, Lachlan wrote:
>> i've started using lenny for my work pc and there's a feature of the
>> windows ping.exe that i'm trying to find in linux.
>> something in windows i've used a lot is pinging by hostname to find
>> the ip of the pc i'm looking for.
> If you want to have the IP for a given hostname all you need is 'host':
> $ host bixi
> bixi has address
> On sid this is in package bind9-host.
>> a lot of things i've been doing require me to enter the ip not hostname.
>> i've looked at arping, sing and oping but i haven't had any luck
>> accepting anything other than ip's.
>> all i'm looking for is something along the lines of ~$ hostping
>> -usehostnames computerhostname
>> from the commandline.
>> i'll be using this laptop in a lot of different offices so will i have
>> to add dns info to my /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf for each
>> network?
> There are various tools to deal with changing configurations, you will
> have to provide more details. Try to use DHCP as much as possible, as
> this will automatically provide the necessary configurations.
> Regards,
> Andrei
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okay guys thanks for putting me in the direction of hosts. i was stuck
in the mindest that i had to ping so i never looked up hosts.

hosts does exactly what i want.

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