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ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

starfry
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ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

I am trying to ARP-spoof my default gateway so I can capture all internet traffic but the arp cache is immediately reset. Is it the router doing this ? If so, can I tempoarily disable that while I do my testing ?

 

I'm using "Ettercap" (also checked with "arpspoof") and monitoring with "arpwatch" or simply "arp" (all on Linux). My router is TG585v7 BUILD=8.2.6.5. For example:

$ ettercap -T -M arp:remote /$GATEWAY_IP/ //

As a side note, if there is any proper documentation it would be really helpful. Despite loads of searching, I've never been able to find anything better than the CLI guide which is pretty useless beyond seeing a list of commands - it contains no explanations of how to do things.

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

I don't really know if ARP spoofing will work or achieve what you want.

There used to be a lot of old Thomson / Technicolor documentation available, and I've managed to find a copy of it here:

http://support.alcadis.nl/downloads/Technicolor/General/General%20Guides/ (the PDFs are in English).

There are some Ethernet port mirroring commands which might be useful, but I'm not sure if they can be used in combination with other commands to somehow mirror all WAN traffic to an Ethernet port.

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

That link is fantastic, thank you. I am going to sit back and absorb the ethernet guide to start with.

I thought ARP spoofing would be handy for ad-hoc monitoring because it should work without modifying cabling or router configs, so I'd still like to try and get it working - just so it's something else that I would be able to do!

I had already planned to use port mirroring after seeing what I could do with ARP spoofing but, having briefly looked at the ethernet guide, I think the port mirroring only applies between the physical ethernet ports and therefore can not monitor the wan port.

But I need to do some more reading...

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

@starfry - Have you thought of using wireshark to do this, and more?

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

I am using wireshark. But I need to get the data to it first Smiley

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

Am I missing something? I use wireshark to capture my network traffic in real time that I can then save and analyse later.

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

Trying to capture all Internet traffic, not only traffic to/from the computer running wireshark.

I suppose it would be possible to use the Ethernet port mirroring to capture all LAN traffic, combined with capturing the wifi traffic in monitor mode, to capture all the traffic between all computers/other devices and the router.

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

To capture all the data on the LAN you put the NIC in promiscuous mode.

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

I bought a TL-SG108E managed switch not long ago and was surprised to find it had a port mirroring function if that helps at all.

 

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

@Mook You do need to put your adapter into promiscuous mode but it will only see what's on the wire. If your wireshark capture host machine is on a switched LAN than it will not see traffic for the other ports becuase such traffic is never sent to it (that's what switches do by design - in contrast to a hub). You can use mirroring to partially rectify this but the gateway's design is such that the WLAN traffic is separate to the physical ports.

 

What I was trying to do was (a) use ARP spoofing to make all traffic for the default gateway to go via my wireshark capture host, or (b) use port mirroring or something similar to send a copy of all traffic out on a specific port to which I would connect my wireshark capture host directly.

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Re: ARP Spoofing TG585v7 with ettercap or arpspoof

Yes, of course you do @starfry I'm getting old! I of course have a managed switch which I'd forgotten about when I posted earlier.

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