Is it possible to get the PC name knowing its IP address? Customers are internal users that log in to ActiveDirectory? Can it be done with iRule? I have iRule that collects customers IP addresses, but I need to know names of their PC’s.
you have 2 possibilities to recover the name of the machine via an irule (With User IP Address). either by doing the correspondence in a datagroup. I do not know how many machines you have, but it might take a long time for you to record and maintain them in a datagroup.
or the simple way is to do a reverse dns (PTR) via an Irule, however, as previously specified you need a specific license for this. you can request an add-on of tests and validate this feature. if it interests you I can make you irule.
I've another big-ip where there is DNS license 🙂 So please could you make this irule for me. I'll test it but in my environment if I query for PTR record I can't get the hostname 😞
Maybe there is another way to achieve this goal – if you have some idea i.e. to use script in bash with "gethostbyaddr" or some like “ping -a IP” - in windows environment. What do you think?