From URL to Machine Name

Today I needed to know the machine name for the machine hosting the pre-live intranet site. To do this with out bothering the network guys was simple.

Step 1: ping the url
e.g. ping
and you will get this sort of output
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=61

Step 2: Next take the IP address and get the machine name using nslookup

e.g. nslookup
this will give
Address :

Where in my organisation mx43 is the machine name. Job done without any moaning from the network team.


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