[c-nsp] packet monitoring?

Kim Onnel karim.adel at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 06:06:27 EST 2006

Search for Port mirroring on your 6500 switches.


Get a linux box with two network cards, configure transparent bridging on
them and use etheal or tcpdump on them.

Connect the box in the path and everything will run fine, being able to
sniff what you want, the first solution is cleaner.

You will of course need to schedule down time for the first solution

Read more about netflow.

On 2/23/06, barney gumbo <barney.gumbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a complicated problem.  I am trying to determine what
> src-ip/src-prt
> and dst-ip/dst-prt I need to allow outbound on the inside interface of
> some
> firewalls.  Writing ACL's to restrict and then fixing later is not an
> option.
> The firewalls are PIX 525 and 535.  The typical traffic throughput is
> 150-200 Mbps.  Using log X interval Y on the PIX ACL's killed our CPU.
> We've tried exporting netflow data from a set of 6509's with mls flow
> cache
> set to full and this is way to much data.  To the best of my knowledge,
> ethereal and sniffer can do this to a certain extent however I'm not
> interested in using system resources to capture the whole packet payload,
> I
> just want to be able to sumarize layers 3 through 4 and if the app can
> break
> this down into complete sockets or estimate the UDP flows that would be
> great too.
> I realize there may be a way to do this with the existing flow-tools apps
> but I've read through the manuals and perhaps I'm missing something.  If I
> could just see aggregates of src-ip/src-port and dst-ip/dst-prt I think
> this
> will suit my needs well; I don't need to verify that the flow was part of
> a
> particular data transfer session or anything along those lines.
> Is there a tool that can listen passively (we would span the PIX inside
> interface to this passive listener) and provide summarized data to meet
> these requirements?
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