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Cam Table Overflow attack

Hi Everyone,

Layer 2 attack   Cam table overflow floods the switch with bogus mac addresses

Say PC 1 connected to switch port 1

PC 2 connected to switch port 2

Switch has source mac of pc 1 and pc 2 on its cam table.

Now if someone connects to port 3 and flood the switch with bogus mac address now when new pc connects its mac address is flooded to all ports as switch ran out of ports.

does switch also floods the mac of PC  1 and 2 also?

Will ever mac address of PC  1 and 2 ever get flooded?

Regards

MAhesh

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Purple

Cam Table Overflow attack

Hi,

when the CAM table is overflowed the switch is acting like a Hub so yes all traffic should be flooded including the PC1 and PC2.

Regards

Alain

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Purple

Cam Table Overflow attack

Hi,

when the CAM table is overflowed the switch is acting like a Hub so yes all traffic should be flooded including the PC1 and PC2.

Regards

Alain

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