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sniffing FC-SAN traffic

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Hi there,

Anyone knows if there is a "packet driver" or unitity that I can use to sniff traffic in and out a HBA connected to a SAN box?

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by:syn_ack_fin
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Nope.
First off, it's switched so the traffic is to just the system it needs to go to. I've never seen a way to change that. Second off, it would be like trying to sniff IDE or SCSI traffic.

What is the need?
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by:zerofield
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technically speaking you could manage to sniff the traffic, but i doubt it'd be legible or that there's any non NSA like program for making sense of it..  i'd listen to syn/ack/fin.

btw you forgot the PSH/URG/RST in your name :p
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by:kwseow
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well... I believe you can... but the problem is do I need to reengineer it? Is there available drivers like libpcap?

I just want to analyse the traffic... just like another network..
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OK, found two products that might do what you want:
http://www.finisar.com/about/quickfind.php
http://www.netscout.com/products/probes_storage.asp

Good Luck
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