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    Hi every body,

    Can anybody tell me abt , what is promiscuous mode in ethereal ,

    Thanks in Advance

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    It's where the protocol stack feeds all the network packets up to the application layer, not just the ones intended for the computer it's plugged into. It takes a whole lot more oomph to run (but that's hardly an issue these days).
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