[unisog] Network security police no hubs/switches/routers?
michael.holstein at csuohio.edu
Mon May 23 17:56:35 GMT 2005
> #1 is security, which is apropos given the mailing list here. Those types of
> devices enable others to more easily sniff traffic that is more secure in a
> non-extended network.
Not that it's all that hard to sniff traffic in a switched network. ARP
is a fun protocol ;)
> #2 is operational integrity. This is not as important in the days of
> switches as opposed to hubs, but there are definite limits on how many
> repeaters and the like that you can sustain in a collision domain, as well as
> overall network diameter. We have also seen malfunctioning hublets and other
> devices spewing bad traffic that takes down parts of the network. Finally,
> in the case of routers, I'm sure we've all seen rogue DHCP servers perform
> rather effective DOS actions by handing out bad IP addresses.
Hmm .. I just bought this new linksys thingie. Cool... it's got 4 LAN
ports so I can hook one to the wall and the other 3 to my 'puters.
(Network admin) : WTF! 192.168.1.0/24 again on the 3rd floor.
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