How to find IP address of a machine on network?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Jan 16 23:56:25 UTC 2009

Chris G wrote:
> OK, thanks, not much use from the other end though is it!

How is your computer supposed to know which other computer you want the
IP /of/, and how is it supposed to reach it to "ask"?  It's the same as
saying, "Honey, what was that nice man's name?"  Now, if you knew a
hostname, or NetBIOS name, or something, you'd have a starting place.
But it sounds like you don't.

Matt Flaschen

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