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Browsing Network Events

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 for you.


Each line in the Event List table represents a network event.




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 mailbox.


Port A/Port B – the ports used for data transmission.


Description – a brief description of the network event that includes the size of the transmitted object.


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 menu.



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 corresponding column.