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Aliases are easy-to-remember human-readable names that can substitute MAC or IP address displayed in the Group View and Event View sections of the program's main window. This can make it easier to recognize and analyze network events.


Once an alias is assigned to an IP or MAC address, it will replace the corresponding address in the Group View and Event View sections of the main window. You can choose how the hosts participating in the communications are displayed: by IP Address, by MAC Address, or by Host Alias. This behavior is controlled via the Events => Host Display Mode menu.


The program is capable of resolving IP addresses to hostnames. Check the Resolve numeric IP addresses to hostnames item in Events => Host Display Mode menu to enable IP addresses resolution.


An alias may also be assigned to a range of IP addresses. This is very convenient, as it allows you to have just one name for a group of network devices – for instance, all computers on a LAN.


Each alias is unique, however you can assign it to several MAC or IP addresses, thus forming a group. This is useful if a computer has several network addresses and you would like to identify them all by one name.


You can add, edit, or delete aliases by clicking Tools => Aliases:




Click on the Add button to add a station. Enter an alias name and click on the Add button. A dialog window will open prompting you to enter the address for the alias and select its type: IP Address, IP Address Range, or MAC Address. If you would like to add a range of IP addresses, select the IP Address Range radio button and enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the range in the corresponding fields.


Click on the OK button to update the list of aliases or click Cancel to discard the changes. You can edit an alias by selecting it and clicking on the Edit or Delete buttons.


You may also assign aliases to hosts by right-clicking on a network event in the Event View section of the main window and choosing a corresponding item from the pop-up menu.