My network includes machines running Linux and others running Windows. And my machine is running Linux.
Type in terminal
sudo aptitude install nmap nmap -sP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
This will give you:
Starting Nmap 5.21 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2012-11-03 19:08 CET Nmap scan report for HOST.DOMAIN (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) Host is up (0.00052s latency). MAC Address: YY:YY:YY:YY:YY:YY (Manufactor) Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.11 seconds
Where HOST.DOMAIN is the DNS-name of the machine.
What if you try this:
You can run it in windows
nbtstat -A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where x is the ip address)
on ubuntu you can install nbtscan. You can find more information here : http://www.unixwiz.net/tools/nbtscan.html
Hope it helps
To the best of my knowledge, there is no utility available to resolve an IP address into a NetBIOS name. I'd imagine that some sort of a network scoping program or a penetration testing program might be able to give you that sore of information though. However, all of the computers would have to be on the same domain and subnet.