[Snort-users] e100 promisc mode

twig les twigles at ...131...
Thu Oct 31 18:24:01 EST 2002


Yeah after I sent that I realized that it sounded
pretty snide.  If you have any problems sniffing on
that NIC later on then it can easily be the admin
port, therefore management doesnt see you wasting
money.


--- Peter Param <pparam at ...7379...> wrote:
> ahh..thank you very much!  2.1.15 version of the
> driver (as opposed to
> 2.1.6d) is working much much better!  :))
> 
> cheers
> Peter
> 
> >>> Ben Feinstein <me at ...6289...> 11/01/02
> 09:34 AM >>>
> I would't go that far.  I believe I ran into this
> same bug that existed
> in
> v2.1.6 (and maybe other versions) of the e100 driver
> that broke promisc.
> FYI, the Linux e100 driver is written and released
> by INTEL, not Compaq.
> 
> Try version 2.1.15, released on 8/22/2002.  Works
> for me...
> 
> [1] 
>
http://www.intel.com/support/network/adapter/1000/linux/e100.htm
> 
> On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, twig les wrote:
> 
> > Turn off that built-in in the BIOS and buy a new
> NIC.
> >
> > --- Peter Param <pparam at ...7379...> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Recently installed Snort 1.9 on linux 2.4.7-10. 
> I had to get the
> > > latest e100 driver (2.1.6) from Compaq to get it
> working on the
> > > machine with an inbuilt NIC.  The card works but
> not in promisc
> mode.
> > > Doing a "ifconfig eth0 promisc" makes it look
> like its working in
> > > promiscuous mode but really it isn't.  I
> confirmed this by running
> > > tcpdump alongside snort...only sees broadcasts. 
> Another machine (an
> > > ibook with ver10) on the same segment (same hub
> etc) running tcpdump
> > > also, confirms that it can see all frames.  I'm
> stumped!...any
> ideas??
> > >
> > > cheers
> > > Peter
> 
> 
> 
> 
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