NAM vs Sniffer

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by cwtam, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. cwtam

    cwtam Guest

    Dear all,

    Would anyone please tell me the difference in features between Cisco
    Network Analysis Module (NAM) and Sniffer (besides NAM is integrated
    into the switch and Sniffer is portable)?

    Regards,

    cwtam
    cwtam, Jan 12, 2005
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  2. cwtam

    Hansang Bae Guest

    On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 23:00:32 +0800, cwtam <> wrote:

    >Dear all,
    >
    >Would anyone please tell me the difference in features between Cisco
    >Network Analysis Module (NAM) and Sniffer (besides NAM is integrated
    >into the switch and Sniffer is portable)?


    They are not really the same things. NAM can be used to capture the
    packets that traverse the VLANs/ports. But it's not really a protocol
    analyzer per se. And it's hard drive is woefully inadequate
    considering the speed and size of the backplane.



    hsb


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    Hansang Bae, Jan 14, 2005
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  3. cwtam

    cwtam Guest

    Thanks hsb

    cwtam


    Hansang Bae wrote:

    > On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 23:00:32 +0800, cwtam <> wrote:
    >
    > >Dear all,
    > >
    > >Would anyone please tell me the difference in features between Cisco
    > >Network Analysis Module (NAM) and Sniffer (besides NAM is integrated
    > >into the switch and Sniffer is portable)?

    >
    > They are not really the same things. NAM can be used to capture the
    > packets that traverse the VLANs/ports. But it's not really a protocol
    > analyzer per se. And it's hard drive is woefully inadequate
    > considering the speed and size of the backplane.
    >
    > hsb
    >
    > "Somehow I imagined this experience would be more rewarding" Calvin
    > ********************************************************************
    > Due to the volume of email that I receive, I may not not be able to
    > reply to emails sent to my account. Please post a followup instead.
    > ********************************************************************
    cwtam, Jan 19, 2005
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