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Why is the source address column not showing the resolved name?

asked 2020-10-17 10:22:19 +0000

Christian_R gravatar image

updated 2020-10-17 18:08:47 +0000

Hello again,

I have IP name resolution enabled. And the source column shows up the IP-Addres instead of the name. Is there a reason to do so?

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Thx, Christian

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I would assume that the IP doesn't resolve. Can you resolve the IP by other methods, e.g. dig?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-10-17 13:56:18 +0000 )edit

You are right, I will update the screenshot!

Christian_R gravatar imageChristian_R ( 2020-10-17 16:32:46 +0000 )edit

Screenshot has been updated.... And makes more sense now...

Christian_R gravatar imageChristian_R ( 2020-10-17 18:11:33 +0000 )edit

FWIW you're running with an old version of npcap:

with Npcap version 0.9983

1.00 is available from their site, it is 15 builds and 14 months newer. Lots have things have been fixed.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-10-19 12:24:15 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-10-17 16:07:46 +0000

SYN-bit gravatar image

I suspect you have the "Src addr (unresolved)" in your column definition instead of "Source Address"?

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The packet details doesn't show a resolved name though, hence my comment.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-10-17 16:22:28 +0000 )edit

Let me check this....

Christian_R gravatar imageChristian_R ( 2020-10-17 16:33:26 +0000 )edit

@grahamb In the packet details, the src is a RFC1918 address and is also not resolved in the dst column. It would indeed be interesting if the packet details don't show a resolved src of

SYN-bit gravatar imageSYN-bit ( 2020-10-17 17:56:59 +0000 )edit

@SYN-bit You were absolutely right as we can see in the updated screenshot. I must have manipulated this in the Profile from I have copied it.


I used it once analyse the different IPs of a GRE Trace.

Christian_R gravatar imageChristian_R ( 2020-10-17 18:10:31 +0000 )edit

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