Check out;

http://www.sans.org/newlook/resources/IDFAQ/switched_network.htm

There are ways around this...

It's like the saying, "If someone really wants you dead, there
is little you can do to prevent them from killing you."

If someone really wants on your network....


-----Original Message-----
From: security400-admin@midrange.com
[mailto:security400-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Walden H. Leverich
Sent: 2002, July 30, Tuesday 2:04 PM
To: 'security400@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: [Security400] How paranoid do you get?


>From: Jim Langston [mailto:jlangston@celsinc.com]
>...is on the local LAN.

But with switches instead of hubs the traffic is only seen on your physical
line and any combines upstream segments which should be under IS's control
anyway. Gone are the days of plugging a sniffer into any network port and
seeing all the traffic in the network. Now, if you are still using hubs...
<G>

-Walden




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