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Re: [K12OSN] Tuning LTSP Performance



2008/8/29 Terrell Prude' Jr. <microman cmosnetworks com>:
> 2.)  If you're running LTSP of any sort, it's assumed that you're running,
> at a minimum, a switched 10/100 environment (if not, then you really should
> be!).  Unless A.) it's a managed switch capable of port mirroring, and B.)
> you control said switch, you can sniff *your* traffic, but not other
> peoples.  To keep the Les Mikesells of the world happy, I'll point out that
> yes, you could sniff the server if it's physically accessible.  But in God's
> name, I hope you have it secured physically so's to (largely) prevent that!

Please enlighten me Terrell. I don't understand how having access to
the server is a vulnerability in terms of sniffing packets. One must
have root access to be able to use a program like tcpdump or wireshark
to capture packets. So if they don't have root how can they sniff?

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Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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