Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark hosts file location
From: Jasper Bongertz <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2019 14:40:11 +0200
>> On 21 Mar 2019 (Thu), at 10:16, Jasper Bongertz <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I just saw this: https://ask.wireshark.org/question/8014/hosts-file-manager/

>> My first impulse was "put the hosts in a profile directory and switch it via profiles", but when I tested that it didn't work (no names resolved). I'm not sure if the hosts file is even read when it's in a profile directory, or where exactly Wireshark expects a hosts file. Do you know if that's supposed to work?

> Strange, in Wireshark -2.6.7 on my Mac, I do get resolved names
> from the "hosts" file in my configuration profile (after turning on
> Network layer name resolution). Which is how I expect it to work, just like you :-)

Yes, I tried it again after Chris Maynard said the same thing, and it worked. So it must have been one of those "I did something wrong even though I was sure I didn't" situations :-)

But the good thing is that Roland is now aware of all this for his planned rewrite of the profile handling code.