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From: "ken zo" <kenzo_chin () hotmail com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 09:55:56 -0600

I'm confused or I'm missing something here.
from my laptop plugged into a port that goes to a Cisco switch, I can see alot of stuff that I shouldn't see. I can see web sessions, sessions to our Lotus Notes server, telnet sessions and others. I know I"m suppose to see the ARP broadcast and stuff like that, but web sessions and other tcp sessions? I'm on a fully switched network and the port is not spanned. I think I remember from somewhere that if a switch gets overloaded, it will act as a Hub. I looked at couple switch stats and I'm not exactly sure how to tell if it is being overloaded.
What else could it be? anyone?
thanks.

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