[netflow-tools] Setting up softflowd - set promiscuous or not?
djm at mindrot.org
Wed Jul 24 13:25:53 EST 2013
On Thu, 27 Jun 2013, Giles Coochey wrote:
> Hi List,
> I'm in the process of setting up softflowd 0.9.9 on a Centos 6.4 system
> (compiled from source tarball).
> The daemon will listen to an unused interface that is receiving port mirrored
> traffic (a.la. Span port)
> I am planning on using the softflowd init script and sysconfig file provided
> in the tar ball.
> Do I need to manually put the unused interface into promiscuous mode, or will
> softflowd / the init script take care of that for me?
libpcap (called by softflowd) usually does it automatically. There should be no need for you to do it.
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