Displaying Meaningful Names for IP Address in Wireshark

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Today I was sent a WireShark trace for performance analysis. To help my analysis I wanted to convert the IP addresses in the trace to a more meaning names like the ones shown in the screenshot.

To do this I needed to create a host file and place that in the WireShark AppData directory. For me it would be:

C:\Users\petere\AppData\Roaming\Wireshark

The host file should be just like the windows host file with the IP listed in the following format:

121.10.10.11 Apache
121.10.11.12 WebLogic

The changes take effect when you next load a capture file…

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