• Subject: Re: AS/400 on alt.hacker
  • From: dhandy@xxxxxxxxxxx (Douglas Handy)
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 12:50:45 -0400

Jim,

>A packet sniffer is passive, isn't it?  It just listens for all packets and 
>then
>it translates them.  I don't think it has to do anything on the network to do
>this, so I think it would be undetectable.

I suggest you go to  http://www.l0pht.com and read the technical
description page before you decide sniffing would be undetectable.

Like many hacker techniques, it relies on known (or discovered)
characteristics of how either hardware or software reacts to certain
packets.

Doug
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