OIT Networking & Monitoring Services

Viewing The Host Database

Use this form to search for and view entries in the Princeton University Host Database.

Entries may be located by searching on one of several fields listed below. Locate a field you believe you know, enter a value in that field, then click the "Lookup" button to that right of that field. Examples of typical values for each field appear to right of each field. Additional general information appears below.


Hostname or Alias:
(shazam,   xyzzy.cs)
(Note: searches entry names, aliases, and interface aliases)
Hardware Address:
(8:0:7:a:bb:c1,   08:00:7:a:BB:c1)
(Note: includes Ethernet and Wireless hardware addresses)
IP Address:
(128.112.232.1)
Subnet Name:
(magnet, pressnet)
Serial Number:
(XyZZY1-3JK, 876319843)
Asset Number:
(045987, 564967)
Technical Contact:
(johndoe,   janedoe@princeton.edu)
User:
(johndoe,   janedoe@princeton.edu)
Dormnet Subscriber Netid:
(alfrente,   johndoe)
Building:
(Clio,  Blair)
Department:
(chemistry,  woodrow)

General Information

Detailed descriptions of most fields which may appear in a Host Database entry are available.

Use of this form to view Host Database entries is restricted to hosts that are in the Princeton.EDU DNS domain. (You cannot use this form to view entries in the Host Database if your Web browser is running on a computer outside the Princeton.EDU domain.)

The information displayed by this form comes from the "external-format Host Database". That's a snapshot of the Host Database produced every time the database is rebuilt. The database is normally rebuilt at least once per day, and is usually rebuilt far more often. Changes to the database that are currently being processed may not appear here until the database has been rebuilt.

If you need to change an entry in the Host Database, go to the Host Database Home Page.

A programmatic interface to reading the information in the database is available; for details see the hostExtDB manual page.


Legal Notice

It is the intent of the Princeton University Office of Information Technology that the information in the Host Database (whether obtained from this online service or via other means) not be made available to the public, but instead be limited to persons using devices attached to the Princeton University data network, or persons or organizations that demonstrate a current affiliation with Princeton University by authenticating with a current and valid OIT netid and password.

In legal terms:


Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Princeton University. All rights reserved.

Permission is hereby granted by the Princeton University Office of Information Technology for faculty, staff, and students of Princeton University to reproduce, copy, store in a retrieval system, or transmit information obtain from this online service, provided that access to the information is limited to devices directly attached to the Princeton University data network, or to persons or organizations that demonstrate a current affiliation with Princeton University by authenticating with a current and valid OIT netid and password.

Except as described above, no part of the information provided by this online service may be reproduced, copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior consent of the Princeton University Office of Information Technology.


A service of OIT Networking & Monitoring Services
The Office of Information Technology,
Princeton University
Last Updated: April 15 2014