[Snort-users] Is it really a HUB?
mkettler at ...4108...
Wed Nov 26 10:48:07 EST 2003
At 12:57 PM 11/26/2003, Petriz, Pablo wrote:
>- Built-in high-speed bridge function automatically connects 10BaseT and
>workstations without an external switch or router.
>- Embedded switch supports store-and-forward switching and filtering and
>rate at full-wire speed.
>So i don't know if snort will see all the traffic on it...
No, it won't...
auto-bridging means that (at least) the transition between 10mbit and
100mbit is switched.
It is in fact IMPOSSIBLE to have a dual-speed hub which is a pure hub when
presented with mixed traffic speeds.. no.. really.. it's actually
impossible. If you tried every port would have to throttle down to 10mbit
and you'd have a 10mbit hub.
Based on the description, which may differ from reality, all the 100mbit
ports might see each other's traffic, and all the 10mbit ports might see
each other's traffic, but they will definitely not see traffic from ports
of different speeds.
The problem is that the actual implementation may have more switching
behavior than advertized.. all they've guaranteed is that the 10/100
segments are bridged.. but that doesn't mean that the 100mbit ports can't
be fully switched with respect to each other too.
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