Promiscuous mode

Promiscuous mode is a network monitoring technique that enables access to entire network data packets and detect potential vulnerabilities.

Displays the configuration of a specific interface:

# ifconfig interface

To enable promiscuous mode on a physical NIC:

ifconfig [interface] promisc
ip link set [interface] promisc on

To identify if the NIC has been set in Promiscuous Mode:

ifconfig [interface]
// or
ip a show [interface] | grep -i promisc

To disable promiscuous mode:

# ifconfig [interface] promisc

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