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Re: cannot set ethernet card into promiscuous mode

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 06:13:15PM +0200, Alexander Banthien wrote:
> I am having trouble with two of my Debian boxes in that I cannot run 
> e.g. ethereal on either of them (2.4.18-bf2.4 and 2.2.19pre17) in 
> promiscuous mode. I need to sniff around in my net but am only able to 
> see packets either originting from or detined to the Debians.

Are you on a switch or a hub? If it's a switched network you'll only be
able to see traffic to and from that machine. Some high-end switches can
mirror traffic from one or more ports to one port for monitoring.

Michael Heironimus

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