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Re: Promiscuous Mode
From: "Brett Cunningham" <cssniper22 () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:54:47 -0500

Simon,

    Setting an interface into promiscuous mode means it will not send
packets out that interface and there will be no IP address assigned to
it. It will, however, still listen on that interface. This is a
typical requirement of deploying an IDS.

On 3/19/08, Simon Templar <73696d6f6e74656d706c617200 () googlemail com> wrote:
Hello everybody,

I have a question concerning "Promiscuous Mode", I know what it is,
but I would like to know exactly what is happening behind the scenes
when I change my NIC to this mode

For example: what is the technicality in writing the command:
 ifconfig eth0 promisc?

Your help is so much appreciated.
Best regards.

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