[unisog] Network taps for IDS

Peter Van Epp vanepp at sfu.ca
Fri Nov 9 15:29:29 GMT 2001

> On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 03:38:49PM -0600, John Kristoff wrote:
> > If you have a shared hub, you can put the mirrored port to it, then on
> Not only that, but if you have it going to a shared hub, you *will*
> find times when you are glad to be able to have other things plugged
> into it....  argus.. IDS.... sniffer...

	The downside to this (as opposed to a tap) is of course that the 
hub forces the connection in to half duplex and thus cuts performance 
substantially. The taps are capable of operating full duplex (as long as your
monitor is of course).

Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support 
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada

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