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2950: need more than one span port

Hello,

We have a 48port 2950, with a gigabit copper ethernet module.

I've got that gigabit port setup as a span port (monitor session) so that it can view the traffic from the other 48 ports. It connects to a network sniffer. Our total traffic that it monitors doesn't exceed 1Gb/s.

I've now got another application that needs to see the same traffic (a passive IDS device).

But the 2950s limit the number of monitor sessions. So I can't setup another span port to view the same traffic.

Back in the 100MB days, I could take the the monitor port and send it to a 100MB hub.

But I'm not sure if gigabit hubs exist.

Any other way to get two devices to see this gigabit traffic?

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Re: 2950: need more than one span port

Hi,

Check out some Gigabit taps available in the market, which you can use to tap the single copper gigabit port on the switch and connect you ids + network sniffer.

Google search on "copper gigabit taps" fetches lot of results.

HTH

-VJ

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Re: 2950: need more than one span port

Hi,

Check out some Gigabit taps available in the market, which you can use to tap the single copper gigabit port on the switch and connect you ids + network sniffer.

Google search on "copper gigabit taps" fetches lot of results.

HTH

-VJ

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