I have an IDS system (Fedora core 4) that is plugged into a switch (on port 3) that is configured to copy traffic on ports 1 and 2. Before this configuration I was able to ssh to the IDS box and ping it from my desktop. However, after I set up the configuration for port spanning I am not able to connect. Can someone give me an idea of what could be the problem? Your thoughts, ideas or comments most certainly appreciated.