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- October 21, 2020 at 5:21 am #320787
I’m doing traffic analysis for a client and would like to implement a cost effective MITM interface. At the moment, I have a Raspberry Pi 4 w/ a USB ethernet dongle and a software bridge connecting the on-board ethernet port with the dongle. It works, but it slows down traffic to about a third of what it normally is (big surprise, I know).
If I had a larger budget, I’d do it right and build a little Linux box with a decent multiport NIC and use that. Unfortunately, I don’t have the budget….
Anyone know of a USB NIC with Linux support that can handle the traffic in hardware so I’m not doing it in software?
- October 21, 2020 at 5:21 am #320788
I believe what you’re looking for is a Gigabit variant of the LAN Tap / throwing star.
From my research, I’ve [found that solutions for this are relatively expensive](https://amazon.com/Dualcomm-1000Base-T-Gigabit-Ethernet-Network/dp/B004EWVFAY) (compared to your current setup). The only [alternative](https://www.amazon.com/Throwing-Original-Monitoring-Ethernet-Communication/dp/B077XY2TGD/) is to cut traffic throughput to 100Mbps.
- October 21, 2020 at 5:21 am #320789
Why does it have to be a USB device? Why not get an openWRT router?
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