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Re: [suse-security] promisuous or not?
  • From: Boris Lorenz <bolo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 15:41:02 +0100
  • Message-id: <3C7E417E.F7E1211A@xxxxxxx>

snort has a command-line option -p, which disables promiscuous mode
sniffing. Are you sure you haven't used this option, maybe accidentally?

Anders Johansson wrote:
> I recently did a fresh install of 7.3 on this system and included all security
> updates from scratch. Today I decided to run chkrootkit and found that it
> reported that eth0 wasn't in promiscuous mode. Since I'm running snort, and
> see in /var/log/messages lines like "eth0 entered promiscuous mode" I was a
> bit worried.
> Is anyone else seeing this?
> //Anders

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