Automatic DNS Resolve

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We added a new preference setting in Account->Preferences to automatically resolve internal and/or external IP addresses to DNS names. As soon as the browser receives an IPv4 address from the sensor or a historical query, it will try to resolve it to a DNS name using the DNS server(s) used by the sensor (specified in /etc/resolv.conf). Obviously, not all IP addresses can be resolved to a DNS name and, therefore, some will stay in dotted-decimal format.

if you have some IPv4 addresses that are not in the DNS system and you want to resolve them, you can add them to the file /nsm/etc/hosts with the format. If the file does not exist, you can just create it:

#this is a comment 1.2.3.4 <dns_name> 5.6.7.8 <other_name>

Whenever 1.2.3.4 or 5.6.7.8 are seen by the browser (if you have auto resolve turned on), they will be translated to their corresponding names.

As always, let us know if you have any questions at support@metaflows.com.

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