Preferences/Name Resolution

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Enable MAC name resolution:

Resolve the OUI portions of MAC addresses (the first three bytes) to names.

Enable network name resolution:

Resolve IP addresses to computer names.

See the Enable concurrent DNS name resolution entry below for more information.

Enable transport name resolution:

Convert port names to protocol names.

Enable concurrent DNS name resolution:

Enable the program to send multiple requests to a DNS server to resolve IP or network names. If this option is disabled, only one host name can be resolved at any given time.

There is a potential performance vs functionality tradeoff with this feature. Concurrent DNS resolution is usually much faster than normal resolution. However, non-DNS forms of host name resolution (such as WINS or NIS) will not be used if this option is enabled.

Maximum concurrent requests:

The maximum number of open requests that the program can have with the DNS server.

Add Arbitrary Labels to src / dst IPs in a trace:

If you don't have a brain the size of a planet and sometimes get a little confused when looking at loads of different traces in a day (“what was 172.16.29.145 again?”) you might find this useful…

e.g.

1.1.1.1  WWW1
1.1.1.4  WWW2
2.2.2.2  PROXY
3.3.3.3  CLIENT1
4.4.4.4  VIP1
5.5.5.5  WWW2
6.6.6.6  DNS1

…and so on…

Makes life a lot easier!

Preferences/NameResolution (last edited 2008-04-12 17:50:41 by localhost)