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6.4] What is promiscuous mode? (Token Ring Errors and Troubleshooting)




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This article is from the Token Ring FAQ, by James Messer James@NetworkUptime.com with numerous contributions by others.

6.4] What is promiscuous mode? (Token Ring Errors and Troubleshooting)

Promiscuous mode is used with protocol analysis or network
management software that allows visibility to all data traversing
the ring. Not all token ring adapters support promiscuous mode, and
special drivers and/or configurations are required for using an
adapter card in promiscuous mode.

 

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