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Why I run Linux...

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:16 am
by X11
Because I am in control.

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:13 pm
by worker201
Because the really powerful high-end command-line-based scientific applications are all open source. Microsoft and Apple don't get NSF grants.

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:05 pm
by X11
Because I can do really cool oops with cryptoloop and other nifty oops like that.

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:09 pm
by Void Main
"driftnet" is one if the coolest little tidbits I've run across in a while.

# apt-get install driftnet

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:38 pm
by X11
I totally have to get that after googleing it.

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:58 am
by Tux
Yeh driftnet is neat, it's a shame switches spoil the fun :)

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:05 am
by Void Main
Tux wrote:Yeh driftnet is neat, it's a shame switches spoil the fun :)
That's why you set up a span/rspan strategically in front of the proxies/firewalls. ;)

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:59 pm
by X11
Void Main wrote:
Tux wrote:Yeh driftnet is neat, it's a shame switches spoil the fun :)
That's why you set up a span/rspan strategically in front of the proxies/firewalls. ;)
expand on this...

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:24 pm
by Void Main
This orta cover it:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/ ... 7f323.html

Basically you need a high end switch capable of doing spanning (or port mirroring is another term). If you do not have such a switch then you can not sniff traffic on one or more ports on your switch. You'll either have to get such a high end switch or go the other way and get a dumb hub.

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:09 am
by X11
Is there a way to set up somthing like that with my firewall (Fedora Core 1)

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:28 am
by Void Main
Setup something like what? A firewall is not a switch, but you don't even have to concern yourself with that in your setup. Just run driftnet on your firewall if you want to watch the images flying through it. The key is to be able to get the choke point between the inside and the outside. Your Linux firewall *is* the choke point.

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:33 pm
by X11
Yea I got it installed there now...

Im seeing to much advertising.

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 2:48 pm
by Jenda
I like to be Free!!!