[ovs-discuss] using Open vSwitch in VirtualBox for security training

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Fri Sep 17 16:37:43 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 05:34:02PM +0100, Robin Wood wrote:
> I'm a security researcher and I want to do some work on sniffing
> traffic in VLANs and playing with VLAN hopping. Is it possible to
> setup Open vSwitch in a way that I could do all this in a VirtualBox
> environment? The kind of things I'm thinking of are:
> * start a bunch of machines on different VLANs then place a sniffer at
> different points and see what it can see

OVS has the ability to mirror packets that arrive on given VLANs to a
specified port or to another VLAN.  Does that fit the bill here?

> * put my on a specific VLAN then see if I can get on to others, i.e.
> getting on the voice VLAN and hopping to a data one

What kind of switch feature would help testing this?

More information about the discuss mailing list