networking security

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Beaniec87, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Beaniec87

    Beaniec87 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    which of the following would provide the best security?
    a. 100BaseTX
    b. 100VG-AnyLAN
    c. 100Base5
    d. 100BaseFX
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Generally there is no security advantage to the Etherent hardware transmission standards. BUT, using fiber carries some inherent improvement in security. You can easily do a hardware tap into a wired network with a clip on amplifier without breaking into the cable. Fiber is more difficult to handle, you have to cut into it nad then make a good splice.

    Not worth the added cost of fiber unless you are doing classified work.
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I would have to agree with LeeJend as usual. :p You can't just "jack" into a Fiber network w/out someone taking notice.