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MX100 not resolving IP address

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MX100 not resolving IP address

I have an MX100 and have set it to track clients by IP address. Some clients are resolving to NetBios names but most are not. How do I get names to properly resolve? Why would some resolve but not others?

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Re: MX100 not resolving IP address

It gets clients names by sniffing the network traffic from them as it passes through.  It watches things like DHCP requests and DNS name registration requests.  Sometimes because of what client traffic passes through it this can take a while.

 

One interesting thing you can do is to track clients by who is logged into them (assuming you are using Active Directory).  Try configuring:

Security Appliance/Active Directory

 

Once you have done this, on the "Network Wide/Clients" you can now add a column called "User" - which is the AD user logged into that machine.

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Kind of a big deal

Re: MX100 not resolving IP address

It gets clients names by sniffing the network traffic from them as it passes through.  It watches things like DHCP requests and DNS name registration requests.  Sometimes because of what client traffic passes through it this can take a while.

 

One interesting thing you can do is to track clients by who is logged into them (assuming you are using Active Directory).  Try configuring:

Security Appliance/Active Directory

 

Once you have done this, on the "Network Wide/Clients" you can now add a column called "User" - which is the AD user logged into that machine.

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Re: MX100 not resolving IP address

Thanks for your reply. I was wondering if it might just be taking time to propagate. I do not yet have a DC thus am not running AD. I think it will make life a lot simpler when I have AD set up...

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