sniff & PROMISC

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Jun 14 14:30:35 GMT 2005

"kalin mintchev" <kalin at> writes:

> hi all...  i installed sniff from ports last night to check what its doing
> and just noticed that the em0 was put into promisc mode... is that because
> of sniff and should i just put it on permanent not promisc....

I'm not quite sure what you are asking, but to sniff packets that
aren't addressed to your machine at the media layer, you need the
interface to be in promiscuous mode.  

If you still have a question, please be more specific about what you
wish to know.

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