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Re: Let's talk about Distance Sniffing/Remote Visibility
- From: E.B. Dreger
- Date: Thu Mar 28 10:04:11 2002
> Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 08:27:02 -0600
> From: CARL.P.HIRSCH@sargentlundy.com
> I'd like to hear from the list as to what your preferred means
> of determining what the hell is going on at a packet level at
> the other side of a WAN/MAN/frame/etc link.
> It seems to me that the means available are A) a very expensive
> distributed NAI Sniffer installation B) standard RMON probes
> and the NMS of your choice and C) A linux box with a ton of
> interfaces running Ethereal accessed via Xwindows/VNC/whatever.
[ snip ]
"C" is close. Not sure what you mean by "a ton of interfaces".
Most (all?) good managed switches have a "monitor port" or
"mirror port" where they can blind copy traffic from other ports
to the one that's set aside for snooping.
Four-port ethernet cards are readily available. How many
switches do you wish to monitor simultaneously? Even with only
four ports (more in one box is certainly possible), you can have
a fair amount of traffic to digest.
Brotsman & Dreger, Inc. - EverQuick Internet Division
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Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 11:23:58 +0000 (GMT)
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