This configuration parameter enables audited sessions to display the host name specified by the agent on audited computers instead of the host name resolved by the collector through DNS. This configuration parameter is useful in configurations where the DNS servers used by the collectors cannot reliably resolve host names from IP addresses. The most common scenarios that might require you to use this configuration parameter are when the agents are in a virtual environment using network address translation (NAT) or in a perimeter network outside of a firewall.

You can set this parameter to true if you want the agent to determine the host name used. If you set this configuration parameter to false, the collector determines the agent's host name based on its IP address.

For example:

agent.send.hostname: true