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LAN Analyzer and Protocol Decoder - CommView

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Introduction
About CommView
What's New
Using the Program
Overview
Selecting Network Interface for Monitoring
Latest IP Connections
Packets
Logging
Viewing Logs
Rules
Advanced Rules
Alarms
Reconstructing TCP Sessions
Reconstructing UDP Streams
Searching Packets
Statistics and Reports
Using Aliases
Packet Generator
Visual Packet Builder
NIC Vendor Identifier
Scheduler
Using Remote Agent
Using RPCAP
Capturing Loopback Traffic
Port Reference
Setting Options
Frequently Asked Questions
VoIP Analysis
Introduction
Working with VoIP Analyzer
SIP and H.323 Sessions
RTP Streams
Registrations
Endpoints
Errors
Call Logging
Reports
Call Playback
Viewing VoIP Logs
Working with Lists in VoIP Analyzer
NVF Files
Advanced Topics
Capturing High Volume Traffic
Working with Multiple Instances
Running CommView in Invisible Mode
Command Line Parameters
Exchanging Data with Your Application
Custom Decoding
CommView Log Files Format
Sales and Support

Using Aliases

Aliases are easy-to-remember human-readable names that CommView will substitute for a MAC or IP address when showing the packets on the Packets and Statistics tabs. This can make packets easier to recognize and analyze.  For example, 00:00:19:2D:0D:35 becomes GATEWAY2, and ns1.earthlink.com becomes MyDNS.

To add a MAC alias right-click on a packet and select Create Alias Using Source MAC or Using Destination MAC from the pop-up menu. A window will pop up where the MAC address field is already filled out, and you will only need to type in an alias. Alternatively, you can click Settings => MAC Aliases ... and fill out the MAC address and Alias fields manually. To delete an alias or clear the entire aliases list, right-click on the Aliases window and select Delete Record or Clear All. The same applies to creating IP aliases. When a new IP alias is created by right-clicking on a packet, the alias field is pre-filled with the corresponding hostname (if available) and can be then edited by the user.

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