>>>> "Jon" == Jon
\"maddog\" Hall <jon.maddog.hall(a)gmail.com> writes:
Jon> From time to time I used a USB Ethernet port:
I used to have one of those kicking around, but for now I'm going to
go with the APU2 dedicated hardware box, it should have enough oomph
once I get Debian Buster (10.10) installed on it.
Jon> Generally they are about 25 USD. You might be able to find them
Jon> on Ebay or other places for less than that. You might as well
Jon> get a USB 3.0, since it will work with USB 2.0 ports, but USB 2.0
Jon> will not support 1 Gbit/second, whereas USB 3.0 will. On the
Jon> other hand if the networking flow is not 1 Gbit/second then USB
Jon> 2.0 might work fine.
Jon> I have found the Linux support for these generic USB Ethernet
Jon> devices to be generally good.
Thanks for the feedback! You missed a fun meeting last night.
Jon> On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 5:09 PM John Stoffel via WLUG <wlug(a)lists.wlug.org>
Jon> I'm looking into Zeek and unfortunately I don't have a second
Jon> port on my main system, so it's not clear how I'd run a span port off
Jon> my main switch to grab traffic.
Jon> What hardware do people recommend for a zeek data collection node? I
Jon> guess I could spin up my old WRAP board (http://www.pcengines.ch
Jon> which I used as my main router for years before I replaced it
Jon> recently. But it's not super fast. It's got three 1gb ports, and 4gb
Jon> of RAM with a 1Ghz single core AMD CPU. So it might do the job, esp
Jon> since I can install Debian Buster on there without too much trouble.
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