The metadata fields follow these naming conventions:

  • Acronyms: All capitals are used for acronyms, which include ID, KB, NT, NAS, IP, URL, IO, IMEI/IMSI, and RTT.
  • Short names: Pascal case is used for compound words in the short names for user-interface grids (for example, "DestBytes" and "DestIP").
  • Long names: Each word is capitalized, spelled out (if not an acronym), and separated by a space in long names for reports (for example, "Destination Bytes" and "Destination IP").
  • Word order: The most general word is used at the beginning, followed by the most specific descriptor. For example:
    • Fields for Destination have "Dest" at the beginning. For example: "DestBytes."
    • Fields for Source have "Src" at the beginning. For example: "SrcBytes."
    • Fields for Total have "Total" at the beginning. For example: "TotalBytes."
  • Abbreviations: Some common words are abbreviated as follows:

    AbbreviationMeaning

    Addr.

    Address

    Auth.

    Authentication
    App.Application
    Dest.Destination
    ID.Identifier
    IP.Internet Protocol
    Msg.Message
    Num.Number
    Param.Parameter
    Pkt.Packet
    Proto.Protocol
    Rcv.Receive
    Rcvd.Received
    Rcvr.Receiver
    Src.Source