Review: Network Critical CriticalConneX and CriticalTAP systems

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Review: Network Critical CriticalConneX and CriticalTAP systems

In the SC Labs, we have numerous requirements for tapping — in most cases, for monitoring activity on a test bed. Monitoring is the primary use for tapping, and the alternative is using a span port.

We don’t use a span port for several reasons. The main reason that we don’t use a span port is that we don’t get a true representation of the data since the switch may drop packets that we really want to see. The second reason that we don’t use span ports is that they defeat the purpose of a ...

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