Programmer Thoughts

By John Dickinson

Friday fun at work

September 12, 2008

Ok, ok, my work is probably not fun to most people, but on Fridays I like to do something a little different to keep things interesting. Today I made passive ethernet tap to use with intrusion detection software on the office network. Aside from striping a bunch of Cat5 (anyone know a good way to strip the middle part of a wire?), it wasn’t too hard to put together. It reminded me a lot of my days working for the cable company. And I was pretty happy when it worked the first time I tried it.

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