[Snort-users] To TAP or HUB?

Shane Hickey shane at ...5522...
Thu Dec 19 11:44:05 EST 2002


On Thu, 2002-12-19 at 11:51, Madziarczyk, Jonathan wrote:
> >From my understanding....
> 
> Since you're only monitoring between the cable modem and the firewall,
> putting a hub in between the two is almost the exact same thing as
> putting a tap between.

Just about.  Only, with a hub you've introduced another point of
failure.  Most decent taps will bypass on power failure.  That said, I
haven't been able to justify buying a tap for the house.  I wish I had
jumped quicker on that auction I saw for 6 shomiti century taps for
$300.

Shane







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