promiscuous mode

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  1. fentonnyc macrumors newbie

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    I want to experiment with Wireshark but it requires setting my network to "promiscuous mode". There is not much info on exactly how to do this. Can ypu help?
    macbook pro mid 2010

    thanks,

    fenton lawless
     
  2. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

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    From what I remember, there doesn't seem to be much info on anything related to Wireshark
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  4. priitv8 macrumors 68030

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    You could as well try with Cocoa Packet Analyzer.
    PS it has a checkbox just for the Promiscuous mode of the network adapter.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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  6. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Promiscuous mode? Better use protection. :p

    Sorry, you had that one coming with a thread title like that.

    That's what she said.
     
  7. whiteonline macrumors 6502

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    Promiscuous mode means the network interface is operating in a mode to listen to all network traffic - whether it is addressed to your computer IP or not. Requires root/superuser privileges.

    Non-promisucous mode will only be able to listen to packets addressed to the computer's IP (or broadcast messages). Can be run as a regular user.
     
  8. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Sorry but this is a fail, since that was her whole point.

    In short: you killed it
     

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