You know how it is. In your browse list you see a whole bunch of machines, and there's one you want to connect to by IP. On a windows machine you would just do
- ping machine
and it would call the local NETBIOS or WINS database.
No such luck on Macs. What you can do instead is to use NMBLOOKUP
- $ NMBLOOKUP machine
querying machine on 192.168.0.255