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Hi There,

Wireshark 1.12.0

First of all, I had a look in the following bug: which did not really answered my question.

My question: is there a way to disable the fact that Wireshark takes resolution information from the trace (i.e. check the DNS lookups inside the trace) to resolve IPs?

I have all the resolutions from a hosts files, and I don't want the resolution to be based on any DNS solution (either from external DNS server, or from inside DNS request from trace), but ONLY from the hosts file I defined.

Is this possible? I don't find any parameter looking like this in the preferences.

Thanks Best Regards Louis

asked 12 Aug '14, 03:13

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OK, after looking for this for a few hours, I finally found the solution, where I was not expecting to find it.

There is a parameter in the preferences, under "Protocols->DNS", called "Use DNS Packet data for address resolution", that you have to untick. I would have expect to see such a parameter in the "Name Resolution" tab, which would make more sense.

anyway, problem fixed...

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answered 12 Aug '14, 05:11

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