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bridge

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NAME

bridge - combine all local network cards as a bridge in order to sniff network traffic  

SYNOPSIS

bridge up|down  

DESCRIPTION

Bridge combines all local ethernet interfaces it can find and creates a network bridge between all networks you've connected to your TRK.
You should commonly use it between a router and your lan (with a cross cable to the router) to be able to sniff network traffic using tcpdump.
Another usage is to connect it between a PC and the rest of the network to be able to see what traffic the PC generates. Windows computers don't have decent network monitoring tools out-of-the-box, so this is a quick-and-dirty solution which is non-intrusive. It's recommended that at most only 1 ethernet interface has an ip-address as it tends to do strange things on your network if more than 1 nic has an ip-address.  

USAGE

bridge up
Brings up the network bridge and creates an interface called br0
bridge down
Brings down the network bridge
 

EXAMPLE

bridge up
tcpdump -v -w <capturefilename> # start capture
ctrl-c # stop capture
bridge down  

SEE ALSO

tcpdump(1)


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
USAGE
EXAMPLE
SEE ALSO

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