[rescue] needed: el cheapo 10bt switch (not hub), 1U size

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sat Apr 17 00:14:39 CDT 2004

Fri, 16 Apr 2004 @ 20:00 +0000, Peter Corlett said:

> The theory goes that a switch only sends traffic down ports that are
> supposed to see it. So running a sniffer on a host on your LAN won't achieve
> much as the host will only see traffic that was destined for its own MAC
> address anyway.

Just a minor nit: the host only sees traffic destined for its segment,
not just its MAC.

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