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
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
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.