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RE: SPAN Port
From: "Jeff Gercken" <JeffG () kizan com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:29:26 -0500


It all depends on the switch you're using.  The two basic parts of a
SPAN session are the source and destination/monitor ports.  Most
switches only support 1 monitor port per SPAN session but the number of
source ports one can listen to varies.  You might also be able to SPAN
an entire vlan (or more).

RSPAN provides for sending to remote monitoring ports by pumping the
mirrored traffic through a vlan.  Care should be used not to saturate
the available bandwidth with RSPAN.  Out of band monitoring is a much
safer approach.

-Jeff


-----Original Message-----
From: elite.coder () ntlworld com [mailto:elite.coder () ntlworld com]

Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 5:37 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: SPAN Port

Hello everyone,

Just out of interest, would the SPAN port on a switch replicate traffic
between the computers as well as the uplink port. Say if 192.168.0.39
talks to 192.168.0.38, will the SPAN port replicate the traffic between
the two computers if they were on the same switch AND if they were on
different switches?

Thanks,

Binks

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