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
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
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
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.