NetResident - Network Content Monitoring Tool

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System Requirements
What Network Content NetResident Can Analyze
What’s New in NetResident 3.0
NetResident Architecture
Deploying the Application
Before You Begin: Network Visibility
Step 1: Deploying the NetResident Service and Console
Step 2: Deploying NetResident Agents
Ensuring Connectivity Between the System Components
Tips and Tricks
Setting Up the Database
Step 1: Creating a New Database and Configuration File
Step 2: Selecting an SQL Server
Step 3: Selecting a Database Location and Name
Step 4: Setting Database Access Token
Step 5: Summary
Working with NetResident
Understanding the Difference Between the Display and Capture Filters
Remote Connections
Adding Exceptions to NetResident Agents
Manual SQL Server Installation
Analyzing Imported Capture Files
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support


Aliases are easy-to-remember, human-readable names that can be substituted for MAC or IP addresses displayed in the event list. This can make it easier to recognize and analyze network events.

Once an alias is assigned to an IP or MAC address, it will replace the corresponding address in the events list. You can choose how the hosts participating in the communications are displayed: by IP Address, by MAC Address, or by Host Alias. An alias may also be assigned to a range of IP addresses. This is very convenient, as it allows you to have just one name for a group of network devices (e.g., all computers on a LAN). Each alias is unique. However, you can assign the same alias to several MAC or IP addresses, thus forming a group. This is useful if a computer has several network addresses and you would like to identify them all by one name. Additionally, the application can resolve IP addresses to hostnames.

These configuration settings can be found in the Events => View => Address Mode ribbon group. You can add, edit, or delete aliases by clicking Aliases in that group.


Click the Add button to add a station. Enter an alias name and click the Add button. A dialog window will open, prompting you to enter the address for the alias and select its type: IP Address, IP Address Range, or MAC Address. If you would like to add a range of IP addresses, select the IP Address Range radio button and enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the range in the corresponding fields.

Click OK to update the list of aliases or Cancel to discard the changes. You can edit an alias by selecting it and clicking on the Edit or Delete buttons.

You may also assign aliases to hosts by right-clicking on a network event in the events list and choosing the corresponding item from the pop-up menu.