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Re: [vox-tech] Secure Email Access (fetchmail and ssh)



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I believe UCD campus is using switched network, however, this does not ensure
the that sniffer won't work. Through a technique 'arp poison', modern sniffer
can even sniff the switched network. I got to know this several days ago
when I suddently found the following site ;-)

   http://ettercap.sourceforge.net


On Sat, 13 Oct 2001, ME wrote:

> If the network is a switched network between the two hosts, then you have
> a higher level of security from sniffing since the sniffer would see
> nothing but the first ethernet frame from unknown MAC to unknown
> MAC/Broadcast MAC unless the switch was configured (puposefully) to flood
> to a sniffer-port with a sniffer running on it, or "break" the switch and
> make it into a repeater and then see all traffic (prob result in a
> RMON/SNMP trap/trigger if the switch was well set up and notify the
> network admin) and then have a sniffer on one of those ports being
> flooded.
>
> Heh heh heh... O:>
>
> -ME
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