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Domain Name


Hello i'm a new user in Wireshark. I have some problems about Domain name for destination, i can not see domain name i see only IP address how can i do with it ? Sorry for English writing

asked 24 Jul '17, 01:03

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This is called IP name resolution, a feature which has to be enabled in the preferences, under Name Resolution. It depends on the Domain Name System (DNS) to be able to provide you the names of the IP addresses, or reads the file /etc/hosts for any name provided there.

Many addresses on the internet will have names registered in the DNS, for local addresses (on the LAN that is) it depends on the local network setup. Eg. some home routers do provide this, some don't.

answered 24 Jul '17, 01:20

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