[ih] DEC Ethernet packet capture box

Amelia A Lewis amyzing at talsever.com
Wed Mar 18 16:57:54 PDT 2015

On Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:26:12 -0400, Craig Partridge wrote:
> My recollection was, ironically, that this was a DEC product.  But perhaps
> it was a third party box?  I do remember it was expensive for the time
> and a standalone device.

Network General? Their Sniffer was released in the mid-eighties, and 
kind of established the generic name for network protocol analyzers 
("sniffers") for a dozen years.

(disclaimer: I wrote network protocol decodes for three different 
dedicated-hardware analyzer platforms in the mid-nineties, but haven't 
worked in that area for years, so my memory may be faulty)

Amelia A. Lewis                    amyzing {at} talsever.com
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