Finding the Bubba's IP Address from linux

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pbajoswb
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Finding the Bubba's IP Address from linux

Post by pbajoswb » 20 May 2008, 14:23

I working from a laptop with Linux on it. And OK, I am newbee.

According to the Bubba manual you should use the NMBLOOKUP command to get the Budda's IP address returned to you.

I want to "mount" the Bubba on this laptop with NFS.

My problem is that from what I can find out NMBLOOKUP is a samba command and samba isn't installed on my laptop.

Is there an alternative to NMBLOOKUP?

Eek
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Post by Eek » 20 May 2008, 16:08

Hi

there are many ways to get an ip address from a remote machine.
nmap is such a utility.
But you can also just install samba on your linux laptop.
cheers
Eek

Cheeseboy
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Post by Cheeseboy » 22 May 2008, 17:05

Hi there,

If you haven't got a clue what your bubba's IP address is, I suggest you look at the web interface of your router, which will tell you what IP has been assigned to the bubba.

You can mount your bubba shares via NFS, but you have to make sure the name resolution works first, unless you want to keep typing in IP numbers.
On howto install NFS, see this thread:
http://forum.excito.net/viewtopic.php?t=892&


Cheers,

Cheeseboy

JanLarsen
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Post by JanLarsen » 23 May 2008, 13:42

I believe the most reliable way is

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/sbin/ifconfig

Cheeseboy
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Post by Cheeseboy » 23 May 2008, 14:33

That has the small drawback that if you do not know the IP address of the bubba, you cannot connect to it to issue the command.

JanLarsen
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Post by JanLarsen » 27 May 2008, 03:45

What? So his Bubba is just standing there? No contact? That's so sad :cry:

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