How does promiscuous mode work with switLocked
I maintain approximately 150 stand-alone networks and have very limited WAN knowledge, so here’s how I understand things to work, followed by my question.
1. A switches and routers keep lists as to what port is connected to what address (switches by hardware address, and routers by protocol address). They work as a hub, mass broadcasting if they don’t know who the message belongs to. They capture the “From” address from packets to assemble their tables. Thus, afterthe tableis complete it will send packets destined for one particular workstation directly to that workstation instead of broadcasting it. (Is that all accurate?)
2. It is my understanding that when you run Network Monitor or another type utility, you put the network adapter on that machine into promiscuous mode. In this mode it “listens” to the network and can capture any packets from any machine (Does anyone know how to do this in VB?)
So, my final question is, if the switches or routers are