[Dshield] Anyone seen

Jon R. Kibler Jon.Kibler at aset.com
Wed Feb 25 20:27:40 GMT 2004

John Holmblad wrote:
> John,
> agreed on the hubs vs switches especially given the minimal price
> differential between the two these days. It  is always a good idea
> nonetheless to keep a hub in one's toolkit in case one needs to do some
> promiscuous packet sniffing. Come to think of it, a  Laptop with
> Ethereal + a hub is today's much more functional replacement for the
> RS232 blue box of yore.

You can usually configure a switch to allow any given port to see all traffic -- in other words, behave like a hub.

Jon R. Kibler
Chief Technical Officer
A.S.E.T., Inc.
Charleston, SC  USA
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