Promiscuous mode

Discussion in 'Technical' started by lulu, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. lulu

    lulu New Member

    When I'm running chkrootkit it always gives me a warning saying that my network interface eth0 is in promiscuous mode. What does it mean, and do I have to worry about it?
  2. joe

    joe New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    It means that your interface is set to sniff packets from other people. Do you have snort running? That'll put it in promisc mode.
  3. peter

    peter New Member

    I found the following definition on,,sid14_gci518283,00.html:


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