promiscuous mode


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promiscuous mode

(networking)
Where a node on a network accepts all packets, regardless of their destination address.

promiscuous mode

The condition in which a node in a network recognizes and accepts all packets regardless of protocol type or destination. If a computer is in promiscuous mode, it could mean it has been compromised. After gaining illegal entry to a system, placing it in promiscuous mode allows it to receive all the available network traffic. See war driving.
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Additionally, the instrument is capable of operating in promiscuous mode capturing and timestamping all network traffic in support of data acquisition applications.
Specter puts its network interface into promiscuous mode, quietly gathering all the data that enters the system.
NetMeter is another tool that will operate in the promiscuous mode.
0 16 MB of RAM recommended NDIS3 Compatible 10/100 Network Interface Card that support promiscuous mode capture and error statistics processing NetSense/ProConvert Systems Requirements:
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It can be used in a promiscuous mode to monitor network traffic only or can be used in an in-line mode to detect and block undesired packets.
PhatNet Personal Edition monitors PPP connections only; the Professional product also enables collection and filtering of network packets directly from the Ethernet network adapter in a promiscuous mode for all common forms of packet data and security performance information, allowing information to be exported in standard formats for charting and statistical analysis.
The NetIntercept appliance captures network traffic using a modified UNIX kernel and a standard Ethernet interface placed in promiscuous mode, making it undetectable and guaranteed silent on the monitored network.
However, they also have the ability to enter promiscuous mode, which allows them to listen to communications that are destined to other computers.
xx workstation/server, promiscuous mode Ethernet or Token Ring Card, and minimum 32Mb RAM and 1GB Data Storage.
0 16 MB of RAM recommended NDIS3 Compatible 10/100 Token Ring Card that supports promiscuous mode capture and error statistics processing