RE: promiscuous mode

From: Sander van Dinten (sander@joek.dnsq.org)
Date: 12/10/01


From: "Sander van Dinten" <sander@joek.dnsq.org>
To: "'Ralph Huntington'" <rjh@mohawk.net>, <freebsd-security@FreeBSD.ORG>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 18:07:30 +0100

Are you using some kind of an network sniffer?

Promiscuous will say that your network card picks up all network
packages (which means it will not only pick up the packages for your
IP-address).

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-security@FreeBSD.ORG
[mailto:owner-freebsd-security@FreeBSD.ORG] On Behalf Of Ralph
Huntington
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 6:04 PM
To: freebsd-security@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: promiscuous mode

I recently found these log entries:

messages.2:Dec 6 13:45:35 mohawk /kernel: fxp0: promiscuous mode
enabled
messages.2:Dec 6 13:46:31 mohawk /kernel: fxp0: promiscuous mode
disabled
messages.2:Dec 6 13:47:53 mohawk /kernel: fxp0: promiscuous mode
enabled
messages.2:Dec 6 13:51:00 mohawk /kernel: fxp0: promiscuous mode
disabled
messages.2:Dec 6 13:51:00 mohawk /kernel: fxp0: promiscuous mode
enabled
messages.2:Dec 6 13:55:42 mohawk /kernel: fxp0: promiscuous mode
disabled

Can someone tell me how this mode might be enabled/disabled? We have
very
few shell users on this machine and I didn't think any of them would
know
anything about promiscuous mode. Turns out I know little about it
myself.

Any pointers to relevant docs and/or some idea of what this might be
about
would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance. - Ralph

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