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How to Do a Reverse IP Lookup By an eHow Contributor

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Any computer in the network has a unique IP address that is four numbers between 0 and 255 separated with periods. Also computers are typically assigned with names, which allow network communications in a more convenient way. Translating computer or website names into respective IP addresses is a primary function of the domain name system (DNS), which is a part of the internet network protocol. DNS is also can handle reverse lookup queries namely finding names from IP addresses.

Instructions

in Linux

  • 1. Right-click on the desktop and select "Open terminal" in the pop-up menu.

  • 2. Type "host <IP address>" and press "Enter." For example,

    host 193.233.4.27

  • 3. Read the output that typically consists of one line. The computer name is at the end of the line. For example,

    "27.4.233.193.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer xrlab.ineos.ac.ru"

    The computer name is xrlab.ineos.ac.ru.

in Windows

  • 4. In Windows XP:

    Click "Start" located in the lower left corner of the screen. Click "Run" and type "cmd" followed by "Enter."

    In Windows Vista:

    Click "Start" and type "cmd." Press "Enter."

    A new window with the black background will appear.

  • 5. Type "nslookup <IP address >" followed by pressing "Enter." For example,

    nslookup 193.233.4.27

  • 6. Read the program output. The third line contains the name of the computer. For example,

    "Name: xrlab.ineos.ac.ru."

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