[ipv6hackers] Best Network Tap - for home
Mark ZZZ Smith
markzzzsmith at yahoo.com.au
Fri Jul 12 10:29:40 CEST 2013
----- Original Message -----
> From: Sander Steffann <sander at steffann.nl>
> To: IPv6 Hackers Mailing List <ipv6hackers at lists.si6networks.com>
> Sent: Friday, 12 July 2013 6:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [ipv6hackers] Best Network Tap - for home
> Hi Mark,
>>> No, as all wires on 1000BaseT are used bidirectionally, and both end
>>> systems actually negotiate which wires go where.
>> IEEE 802.3-2008, Section 3:
>> 40.4.4 Automatic MDI/MDI-X Configuration
> You keep talking about crossover cables and MDI/MDI-X, but the topic is creating
> a *tap*. That has nothing to do with crossover cables and MDI/MDI-X but with how
> to listen to traffic without affecting it. That cannot be done with a passive
> tap for gigabit ethernet because of the reasons that Gert mentioned.
Isn't your wired up thing a x-over, and you've just broken out the signals onto a 3rd passive port?
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