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Jul
10
answered problem installing netbeans on freeBSD
Jul
8
comment Notebook for Sysadmin
I had an experiences when there is no additional ports on hardware (i.e. PC router or Cisco 3620) or when there is need of changing header/content of packet on the fly. Otherwise you right - port mirror is good hack to do sniffing.
Jul
7
accepted Notebook for Sysadmin
Jul
7
revised Notebook for Sysadmin
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Jul
7
comment Notebook for Sysadmin
@sparks, Yes USB-to-Serial is acceptable, but they have their issues, so built-in is better. @Dan, From time to time I need to sniff traffic in bridge mode to see whats going on on network or sometimes when gateway dies, I can in couple of minutes setup my FreeBSD on notebook to pass traffic between networks while we figuring out what happened with GW. pjz suggested to use USB network card as second one.
Jul
7
comment Why is Linux more popular than BSD?
This is possible, but not vice versa
Jul
7
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Jul
7
asked Notebook for Sysadmin
Jul
7
answered Timeout ssh sessions after inactivity?
Jul
7
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Jul
7
comment Why is Linux more popular than BSD?
BSD vs GPL... it's another "holywar" i think.
Jul
6
answered Why is Linux more popular than BSD?
Jul
1
comment Isolating a computer in the network
You didn't mentioned type of connection between PCs and dg834g Ethernet or Wireless. And are you planning to add more wired/wireless trusted/untrusted computers?
Jul
1
comment Isolating a computer in the network
+1. In second scheme untrusted PC can intercept all taffic of Trusted ones.
Jul
1
comment Isolating a computer in the network
if you hide trusted PCs under router untrusted-one can spoof IP of router gateway(ADLS router) and intercept all traffic. And, yes the only solution with DD-WRT is to use second router, but still unless you setup firewall rules untrusted PC will be able to connect to trusted ones.
Jul
1
answered Isolating a computer in the network
Jul
1
answered Monitorable Inter-company Messaging and XMPP Server on FreeBSD
Jun
29
answered Is anyone else using OpenBSD as a router in the enterprise? What hardware are you running it on?
Jun
29
comment What should I pay attention to when I'm buying a network switch?
HP ProCurve series have nice cli interface
Jun
29
answered What should I pay attention to when I'm buying a network switch?