[Dshield] WinPCap

Guillaume Lederrey Gehel at LedCom.ch
Thu Sep 4 21:33:23 GMT 2003

> > Anyone know if simply installing the WinPCap driver (to use 
> > programs such as ethereal to capture packets) will tax the 
> > NIC at all when it is not being used? Wanted to check out 
> > some traffic on a few servers but dont want to install those 
> > drivers if they will cause the computer/nic to process 
> > anything any slower.

  I dont know any bandwidth issue, but I know there was a bug (dont know
if it is closed) that allowed any user to sniff packets once the driver
was loaded by "Administrator".  That might or might not be an issue for
you ...

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