Re: tcpdump

From: Pawel S. Veselov (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 02:10:46 EST

                    Hello, Daniel!

On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Daniel Zeaiter wrote:

>Does running tcpdump on an interface slow it down?

The problem is not in tcpdump, but that it sets the interface
to promiscous mode, making kernel to process more packets that
generally. Also promiscous mode slows the card itself. But this
times are quite ridiculous :)


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