[rescue] Re: ethernet and switches, Dell networking

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Fri Apr 30 09:43:49 CDT 2004

I was conducting a security audit this past Tuesday at a
charitable organization.  The SA didn't know how to set a
monitoring port on the Dell switch(s) so she called Dell.  The
guy on the phone didn't seem to understand the very basic concept
of a monitoring port so we just gave up with the call.  

Dell may make some stuff that's decent and some that's crap, but
they are not a "networking" company.  I'm not buying ANY
networking equipiment from a company whose primary business is to
sell x86 boxen to home users.

Dude, you're gettin' a Dell....... FUCK that.

BTW: i finally did accomplish what i needed by setting
multiple port mirrors, but figuring out this contrived method
wasted much time, which in turn was a direct cost to the charity.


On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 22:36:21 -0500
Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> I don't want to get into a flame war over this but...
> While their managed stuff might (does) suck, their unmanaged
> stuff seems to do fairly well.  Of course, YMMV.  I'm willing
> to bet it seems to work because they use the same BroadCom
> chipset as everyone else that makes unmanaged gear, but I
> haven't opened one up to take a look yet.
> Pat

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