[ipv6hackers] Best Network Tap - for home

Mark ZZZ Smith markzzzsmith at yahoo.com.au
Fri Jul 12 15:02:36 CEST 2013

----- Original Message -----
> From: Gert Doering <gert at space.net>
> To: IPv6 Hackers Mailing List <ipv6hackers at lists.si6networks.com>
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> Sent: Friday, 12 July 2013 10:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [ipv6hackers] Best Network Tap - for home
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 02:35:45PM +0200, Gert Doering wrote:
>>  Feel free to test.  Or read up how FE vs. GE uses the wires on the cable,
>>  and think about about it.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabit_Ethernet
> "In a departure from both 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T uses all 
> four cable pairs for simultaneous transmission in both directions through 
> the use of adaptive equalization ..."

Given that I'm the one in this discussion that has quoted the IEEE spec., what makes you think I don't know that?

Given that Auto MDI/MDI-X is optional for GigE, and there is an official x-over wiring for GigE, isn't is reasonable to speculate that the techniques for passively tapping 100BASE-T may also be applicable to 1000BASE-T? I'm not making any guarantees, because I haven't tested it myself. However, I won't just be be "told", because, quite frankly, enough things I have been "told" that were supposedly absolute over the years that I've relied on have ended up not quite true.

People should learn to be less absolute about what they think they know. Humans and their memory, and communications, (unfortunately) aren't binary. Always have an element of doubt. 

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