Packet sniffing in Linux

Ajit Anvekar (ajit@ece.iisc.ernet.IN)
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 19:48:49 +0530 (GMT+05:30)


Hello all,
There seems to be an administrative tendency at our Organisation, to
move over to *BSD, cos it handles packet sniffing better than
Linux and other things.
There have been many claims of incurring very high losses of upto 50%
on Linux boxes, whereas on BSD it is supposed to be of the order of a
fraction of 1% while packet sniffing.
Could some Linux God please clarify the truth in this matter ?? How
is Linux better than *BSD then ??

Thanking you for your time,
Ajit


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