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SubjectRe: eth0: entered promiscuous mode

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> In article <> you wrote:
> > Can somebody please tell me what the above message means?
> it means you run a root program which requested the network card to go into
> promic mode. promisc mode means, the card will receive all packets on the
> wire, not only those destinated to the card. a few sniffing/scan
> detector/accounting apps require this, and some legal apps for network
> configuration (like dhcp/bootp/... ) and arpwatch may require it.

VMware can also trigger this message. It uses promiscuous mode to
provide access to the LAN for guest OS sessions.


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