NetResident shows the data exchange on the network in the form
of network events. An example of an event is an e-mail message, a
file downloaded via FTP, a downloaded Web page, or an ICQ instant
message. After you have configured the data filtering options, the
Event List section displays
the raw list of events that NetResident filtered from the database
Each line in the Event List table represents a network
The table has the following columns:
||Date – the date and
time the event began.
||Last updated – the date
and time the event was last updated.
||Protocol – the network
protocol used for data transmission. The name of the protocol
corresponds to the name of the plugin module responsible for
processing the particular event.
||Party A / Party B – sending and receiving parties
in the network data exchange. An example of parties would be a
computer downloading a Web page and a Web server hosting the page,
or a computer receiving e-mails and the mail server hosting the
||Port A/Port B – the
ports used for data transmission.
||Description – a brief
description of the network event that includes the size of the
||ID – event ID
(invisible by default)
||Priority – user-defined
event priority (invisible by default)
||Comment – user-defined
event comment (invisible by default)
||Flags – event flags
(invisible by default)
Parties A and B participating in a connection may be displayed
by their IP or MAC address or by the hostname associated with the
IP address of the Party. The display options can be configured in
the Events =>
Hosts Display Mode
You can substitute IP or MAC addresses by easy-to-remember, human-readable names
(aliases). Right-click on any network event
and select the address from the pop-up menu to create an alias for
the Party A or Party B host, or open the list of aliases.
Save the event list to the HTML file by selecting Events => Save List… or click the
corresponding button on the toolbar.
To view a network event in the Event Detail section just select
it by clicking on the event line in the Event List. Right-clicking on an event
and selecting Event Detail
from the pop-up menu will hide the Event Detail section.
Important: Some columns may be
missing in the Explorer View (depending on the selected record
group). For instance, if the specified protocol is selected, the
corresponding column with the protocol name will be missing. If you
choose a specified date, you will only see the event time in the