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port mirroring (roving analysis port)

Port mirroring is an approach to monitoring network traffic that involves forwarding a copy of each packet from one network switch port to another. More

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"Port mirroring is a generic term; the various switch manufacturers each have their own names for the technology. For example, Cisco calls port monitoring SPAN, which stands for Switched Port Analyzer." -- Brien Posey

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