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How can I update the OUI list used for Netdiscover?

Netdiscover keeps showing a lot of "Unknown vendor" devices, when I generally can find the vendor pretty quickly via Google. Is there any way to manually update whatever OUI list Netdiscover uses?
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Is vnstat reporting accurate?

I'm checking the stats of a busy site that host mirror downloads. I installed vnstat on the machine and after a few days i saw the number 125.25 Mbit/s or using -ru 0 15.29 MiB/s I'm extremely ...
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How do I check the network speed right now?

I know about vnstat and that tracks over the hour/day/months. I would like to see the network speed right now. As in for a duration of a second or at most a minute. Kind of like how top can show me ...
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Replacing identical NIC cards creates eth1 instead of using eth0 in Ubuntu

I changed out a NIC card that was the exact same make and model. The setup process for Ubuntu 11.04 was very seemless and easy so I figured it would be smart enough to setup up the replacement card. ...
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Atheros ar8151 driver for kernel 3.x (fedora 16)

Yesterday, I installed Fedora 16 and found no wireless connection available. Then I found the ar81family driver But it seems like it does not work with kernel 3. I changed the makefile to ignore ...
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How can I test the current carrier state for an ethernet adapter in Linux?

In Arch Linux, how can I check if a network device (say eth0) has a carrier signal present?
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what level of the network stack does tcpdump get its info from?

As I was trying in vain to fix a faulty ethernet controller here, one thing I tried was running tcpdump on the machine. I found it interesting that tcpdump was able to detect that some of the ICMP ...
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SMSC Ethernet PHY problems - blinking ~11.68Hz LED when it isn't working

I've got a custom ARM Linux 2.6.35-based platform I'm trying to get working. My problem is the Ethernet is not working consistently. I've got a SMSC LAN8720AI PHY, with a i.MX283 uP/MAC @ 454MHz. ...
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eth0 is proxy-arping, but /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth0/proxy_arp is 0

I'm scratching my head about this question... I have a debian squeeze machine that is connected to an internal lab network. We have a lot of machines that have default proxy-arp configurations on ...
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Why do I only get 100mbit on my Asus GigaX1005?

My GbNIC (Intel 82579LM, kernel 3.0 module e1000e) only connects with 100mbit although it's connected to a 1000mbit port (Asus GigaX1005) via an short (<3m) CAT6 cable. flo-nbook ~ # ethtool eth0 ...
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Atheros ethernet driver

I have openSUSE 11.4 installed on my HP pavilion dm4-2015dx. The ethernet card (Attansic ethernet controler is shown in Yast's hardware info) was not recognized and after many days of googleing i ...
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Cannot connect to printer hosted on a Belkin print server

I tried to tap into Belkin Home Base (model #F5L049au) print server. I want to access a printer hosted by it. I set it up as a CUPs printer with the below specifications: Description: Via Belkin ...
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How Can I “CAM attack” a switch/router?

Does someone has any script that can "CAM attack" a switch/router, so that it will act as a HUB? Are there any tools for it in the repositories?
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Network fail on FreeBSD: Ping to router fails, but router believes computer is connected

I have a TP-Link TL-WN851N wireless adapter, which is based on an Atheros device. When I attempt to connect to my WPA2 wireless network, ifconfig wlan0 tells me that the connection is 'associated'. My ...
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Debian Live - modprobe failed to bring up Broadcom ethernet interfaces

I have a Dell 710 with Quad Bcom NetExtreme 5709s. In the name of expediency, I'm trying to boot off the Squeeze live CD, but the Broadcom drivers are in non-free, so they don't come up when you ...
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Print mac address to file

With a bash script, can I read the mac address of my eth0 and print it to a file?
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RJ-45 <-> RS-232, can I substitute the RS-232 side and abuse my Ethernet port as COM port?

We have a PCIX board (with MIPS CPU) from some vendor and it has an RJ-45 jack on the "board-side", where the cable has an RS-232 plug on the other side. The expected protocol is clearly the same as ...
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How can I get wireless and ethernet to work with ubuntu?

I have an acer aspire 7551 laptop running windows 7 and I've successfully used wubi to also install ubuntu (the latest release version). Wireless works fine on windows 7, but neither wireless nor ...
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eth0 r8169 down on wake up from standby

On waking up after standby the network (eth0) remains down. The eth0 card is r8169. I have tried : ifconfig eth0 up Doesn't work ifconfig eth0 up; dhcpcd eht0 Worked but how do I configure my ...
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802.3ad on FreeBSD and Linux using crossover cables?

I have setup a NFS server on FreeBSD 8.1, which will be serving one Linux client. Each box has a dual-port 1gig fiber card, and each box is directly connected to the other over this link. There is ...
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PPC Debian: eth0: switching to forced 10bt / 100bt

I recently installed debian on an old G4 iMac, and everything is working fine except that the console is constantly spammed with alternating eth0: switching to forced 10bt eth0: switching to forced ...