[Snort-users] Ethernet Tap

TKaroutsos at ...12252... TKaroutsos at ...12252...
Fri Aug 13 15:03:03 EDT 2004

Thanks. Any idea on how many ports can be spanned to a single port on the
Cisco switch? Could not find this info at Cisco's site.

                      Matt Kettler                                                                                                      
                      <mkettler at ...10450...        To:       TKaroutsos at ...12252...                                                          
                      .com>                    cc:       "STEVE MAKOUSKY" <SMAKOUS1 at ...12264...>, snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net    
                                               Subject:  Re: [Snort-users] Ethernet Tap                                                 
                      08/13/2004 13:45                                                                                                  

At 03:43 PM 8/13/2004, TKaroutsos at ...12252... wrote:
>What about this?

>It costs about $1000. US

That works too.. but it's clearly not something you can build yourself...

If you're going to spend money, also keep in mind that a Cisco 2950 12-port

10/100 managed switch with span port capabilities (among others) retails
for about $650...


The tap does have the advantage that it will flow traffic even if it fails,

and adds near zero delay, but the switch is cheaper and adds useful ports.

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