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 RE: promiscuous mode... help
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   21-11-00 02:54

Promiscuous mode means the card is reading everything that comes to it. Normally, it reads only those packets which are addressed to that card. Promiscuous mode can be useful for various debugging tools, such as tcpdump. Such tools put the card into promiscuous mode in order to read all the network traffic flowing past.

Have you been running tcpdump? Are you the only user on this box? If not, it could, I repeat could be that someone else is running tcpdump, or something similar, in order to sniff your traffic (e.g. for gathering passwords etc).

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 promiscuous mode... help   new
green 21-11-00 01:57 
 RE: promiscuous mode... help   new
Dan Langille 21-11-00 02:54 
 RE: promiscuous mode... help   new
green 21-11-00 14:21 
 RE: promiscuous mode... help   new
Don Brearley 21-11-00 18:11 
 RE: promiscuous mode... help   new
Dan Langille 21-11-00 20:46 
 RE: promiscuous mode... help   new
Daniel Schrock 22-11-00 17:38 
 RE: promiscuous mode... help   new
Dan Langille 22-11-00 19:27 
 RE: promiscuous mode... help   new
green 22-11-00 20:09 
 RE: promiscuous mode... help   new
Don Brearley 23-11-00 00:58 

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