Efficient Use of Workstations for Passive Monitoring of Local Area Networks

Effective management of a local area network (LAN) requires not only a protocol to manage the active entities, but also a means to monitor the LAN channel. This is especially true in shared-channel LANs, such as Ethernet, where the behavior of the LAN as a whole may be impractical to deduce from the states of the individual hosts. Passive monitoring can be… CONTINUE READING