This tab is used for displaying detailed information about your
computer's network connections
(IP and IPv6 protocols only).
To start capturing packets, select
File = > Start Capture
in the menu, or click on the corresponding button on the
The meaning of the table columns is explained below:
– shows the local IP address. For inbound packets, it is the
destination IP address; for outbound and pass-through packets, it
is the source IP address.
– shows the remote IP address. For inbound packets, it is the
source IP address; for outbound and pass-through packets, it is the
destination IP address.
The program automatically determines the location of any IP
address, and depending on your geolocation settings, may show the
country name or flag next to the IP address. For more information
– shows the number of packets received.
– shows the number of packets sent.
– shows the session direction. The direction is determined based on
the direction of the first packet received from or sent to the
remote IP address.
– shows the number of established TCP/IP sessions. If no TCP
connections were established (connections failed, or the protocol
is UDP/IP or ICMP/IP), this value is zero.
– lists the remote computer's ports used during the TCP/IP
connection or connection attempt. This list can be empty if the
protocol is not TCP/IP. Ports can be displayed either as numeric
values or as the corresponding service names. For more information
– shows the remote computer's hostname. If the hostname cannot be
resolved, this column is empty.
– shows the number of bytes transmitted during the
– shows the time of the last packet sent/received during the
– shows the process on your computer that sends or receives packets
in the session. Mapping packets to processes only works for
incoming and outgoing packets, as CommView cannot be aware of
processes running on other computers that send or receive packets.
Naturally, there may be several applications on the local computer
exchanging data with a remote computer, so the
Latest IP Connections
tab only shows the latest process that sent or received data for
this particular pair of IP addresses. If you would like to map a
process to a particular packet, you can see this information in the
decoded packet tree in the
tab. CommView can display the full path to the process that sent or
received packets, check the
Display full process path
tab to enable this feature. When working in remote monitoring mode
through Remote Agents, this column displays the IP address or the
hostname of the Remote Agent from which the packets are being
received; no process names will available. Please note that on some
operating systems, this column will list process names only after
you reboot the computer after the CommView installation.
You can show or hide individual columns by right-clicking on list
header or using the
Latest IP Connections Columns
menu. The column order can be changed by dragging the column header
to a new location.
Right-clicking on the Latest IP Connections list brings up a menu
with the following commands:
– finds the packets sent between the selected IP addresses and
displays them in a new window. The same action is performed when
you double-click on this window.
– copies the local IP address, remote IP address, or hostname to
Show All Ports
– displays a window with the complete list of ports used in
communicating between the selected pair of IP addresses. This is
useful when many ports were used, and they don't fit into the
– displays a window with information on the data transfer volume
between the selected pair of IP addresses and the time of the last
– allows you to quickly jump to the first/last packet with the
selected source/destination IP address; the program will display
the Packets tab and set the mouse cursor to the packet that matches
– sends the selected source or destination IP address to
SmartWhois, if it is installed on your system. SmartWhois is a
stand-alone application developed by our company capable of
obtaining information about any IP address or hostname in the
world. It automatically provides information associated with an IP
address, such as domain, network name, country, state or province,
city. The program can be
from our site.
– brings up a window where you can assign an
to the selected IP address.
– allows you to
obtain additional information about or perform actions with the
process that sends or receives packets in the selected
a process, see the
dialog, or have the program
to process' executable file.
Save Latest IP Connections As
– allows you to save the contents of the Latest IP Connections tab
as an HTML or a comma-delimited (CSV) report.
Clear Latest IP Connections
– clears the table.
– shows a window with
data transfer and
protocol distribution statistics.