This is interesting, because I am having the opposite problem. I have
installed two Interphase FDDI SAS cards in my Ultra 1 running Gauntlet 3.2a
and running gated version 3.5.5.
I cannot get gated to "hear" the routers unless I have snoop running on each
interface to put the card in promiscuous mode. How do I put the card in
promiscuous mode by default? Or is there better way to get gated to listen
for the OSPF multicasts?
From: Rik Hemsley <hemsleyr @
To: Firewalls @
COM <Firewalls @
Date: Monday, October 13, 1997 9:35 AM
Subject: Promiscuous mode
>Hi, I'm new to the list.
>During my seacurity self-teaching process, I've
>heard about network interfaces being in 'promiscous'
>mode.. and this being a Bad Thing(tm)
>I get the idea, but what kind of workarounds are
>there, aside from encrypting every communication ?
>A sniffer needs a machine to run on; and to read packets
>over the local net, it needs to be inside, right ?
>( or can it spoof ? )
>Is it every necessary for an interface to be in promisc.
>mode and if not, how do you 'switch it off ?'
>Thanks in advance,
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