[Snort-users] Tap and Hub

Crook, Parker Parker_Crook at ...14786...
Wed Mar 24 12:55:43 EDT 2010


Typically speaking, vendors referring to hubs these days are referring to switches.  Just to double check and make sure I hadn't missed the last few years, I asked one of our CCNPs and he gave me a funny look when I asked him about gigabit hubs... so yeah, hubs only do 10 mb half-duplex.  Actually, here I started to brainstorm what a gigabit hub's traffic would look like and, wow, talk about collision city...

Anyways, yeah, go look at gigabit taps.  A tap is going to copy at line-speed, any traffic going through it to the tapped ports and you won't have to worry about numerous issues such as collisions and exceeding the bandwidth of the device.

-Parker

-----Original Message-----
From: akos.daniel at ...14798... [mailto:akos.daniel at ...14798...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 12:13 PM
To: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Snort-users] Tap and Hub

Hi,

What is the difference between a network hub and a network tap?
Maybe a stupid question, but is there a "gigabit hub" on the market or for
gigabit should I look for a tap?
(span port is not possible in my case...)
Thanks for the info.

Akos


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