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How exactly does tshark -z hosts come up with the list?

asked 2019-05-29 12:23:16 +0000

jtanski gravatar image

How exactly does tshark -z hosts come up with the hosts list?

The man page says "Addresses are collected from a number of sources, including standard "hosts" files and captured traffic.".

I am curious to understand what the sources would be. I would assume DNS packets, maybe Windows Netbios or newer Windows protocols?


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answered 2019-05-30 17:57:06 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

Just DNS packets, from a quick look at the code; we don't use NBNS traffic to get NetBIOS names.

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Thank you, makes sense.

jtanski gravatar imagejtanski ( 2019-05-30 18:18:13 +0000 )edit

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