Aliases are easy-to-remember human-readable names that CommView
will substitute for a MAC or IP address when showing the packets on
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)
then be edited by the user.