guy at alum
Nov 9, 2003, 3:52 PM
On Sun, Oct 26, 2003 at 09:23:00AM -0800, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Oct 2003, Kouser Izhar wrote:
> > 1 - Please let me know if Ethereal can be used for other switches . for
> > example, Brocade, McData, Connectrix.
> You can capture from any port on a switch on the device on that port if
> Ethereal runs on it.
Unfortunately, as the first two of those are Fibre Channel switches
(which leads me to suspect the third is), there's a good chance that
Ethereal *doesn't* run on it, unless there's a Fibre Channel HBA that
runs as a network interface and that's supported by the OS he's using.
That's a possibility - but it probably means the only traffic that
Ethereal will capture is IP-over-Fibre Channel; it probably won't be
able to see, for example, any SCSI-over-FC (FCP) traffic.