Ask Your Question

MAC name resolution

asked 2018-08-31 11:21:59 +0000

this post is marked as community wiki

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >750 is welcome to improve it.

I would like to map MAC addresses to names. I created the ethers file, like:

60:f8:1d:b5:b7:fe MacBookPro2

and i've placed the file in my personal-folder:


I have also activated Name resolution, but i see always:

Apple_b5:b7:fe (60:f8:1d:b5:b7:fe)

I use Mac OS 10.13.6 and Wireshark 2.6.3. I've tried also to put the ethers-file in my global-config directory. But nothing helps! I never see the desired result.

Am I doing something wrong?? First error I made, was to create the ethers-file with TextEdit. But know I made it with nano.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2018-08-31 11:36:00 +0000

Bob Jones gravatar image
edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2018-08-31 11:21:59 +0000

Seen: 514 times

Last updated: Aug 31 '18