[Snort-users] Recieve Only Ethernet Cabling question.
kyoung at ...6513...
Fri Sep 13 16:27:02 EDT 2002
Andy Garner wrote:
> I was looking at the diagram in the Snort FAQ on snort.org for making my
> own receive-only Ethernet cable. Isn't what is being described the same
> as a crossover cable? I just wanted to make sure before I expose my new
> snort machine to the internet.
No. The receive-only cable has the transmit wire pair cut. A crossover
cable has the receive wire pair on one side "crossed" to the transmit
wire pair on the other side (and vice-versa). It is used for going
between "like" device types (ie. PC-to-PC, hub-to-hub, etc)
If you want a secure receive-only cable then you will need to make it by
following the Snort FAQ.
-kyoung at ...6513...
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