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SubjectRe: eth0: entered promiscuous mode
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On Thu, 2002-01-10 at 15:59, Balazs Javor wrote:

> Can somebody please tell me what the above message means?
>
> I very often encounter this in the syslog and sometimes
> also on the console.

Promiscuous mode means the network card will snag packets even if they
are not delivered to you. Typically, only ethernet frames whose MAC
address matches you or broadcast are processed by the NIC. Thus, your
NIC can read any and all packets on your network.

Are you sniffing your coworkers or something ? ;)

Robert Love

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