I'm looking for a command line tool which gets an IP address and returns the host name, for Windows.
The command you are looking for is called
nslookup, works fine for reverse lookups IFF someone has configured a reverse zone file, which they don't always do.
if all the above fails, and you are specifically looking for a Windows machine, you can use
nbtstat -a 192.168.1.50
The data returned will be all the NetBIOS records the machine has. The one with a <20h> record type will usually be the machine's name.
For many IP addresses you could just use ping -a, for example
ping -a 126.96.36.199
Pinging ww-in-f106.google.com [188.8.131.52] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 184.108.40.206...........
If you use nslookup command with the IP address as its first argument will return the PTR record (the reverse entry) if it exists. For example:
Ward's point about the reverse lookup records often not getting created is very much true. Reverse lookups often do fail because many admins don't bother creating the ptr records.
(tested under Windows 10 x64)
From command line:
FOR /F "tokens=2 delims= " %A in ('2^>NUL NSLOOKUP "%IP_ADDRESS%" ^| FINDSTR /C:": "') do ECHO %A
Within a script:
FOR /F "tokens=2 delims= " %%A in ('2^>NUL NSLOOKUP "%IP_ADDRESS%" ^| FINDSTR /C:": "') do ECHO %%A
- To supress
NSLOOKUPerrors you have to use
- I've used
FINDSTR /Cto extract the value after the four whitespace characters. As the four spaces only seem to exist for the
Name:entry, this appears to be only way to make it work on other localized systems.
if you want to know the host-name in same network then please use another machine which have same network and use below commend
Ping -an ip addres