[Snort-users] how to use snort in a switched environment

Les Addison laddison at ...9176...
Wed May 14 07:35:15 EDT 2003


The Cisco 2924 does support port monitoring. The limitation is that you will have a 10/100 Mbps port attempting to monitor/mirror some number (potentially 23 in your case) of other 10/100 Mpbs ports. Obviously, if any of the other ports is running at capacity then the monitor port will not be able to keep up and traffic will be dropped by the switch. So to use port monitoring the selection of which ports to monitor/mirror must be carefully watched to verify that you are not overloading the monitor port capacity and losing too much traffic.


Leslie Addison
Firewall/Security Administrator
Morpace International, Inc.
(248) 737-5315 x404

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