Cadre asks: "Can a regular COTS FireWire card be used for monitoring data (kind of like a regular COTS ethernet card can be put into promiscuous mode and the data can be monitored with libpcap)? I work for an organization that does a lot of databus monitoring and hardware-in-the-loop testing of large systems. Firewire has become popular (Ethernet too, but we've solved that problem with libpcap) and we're looking for a solution to monitor and simulate data. There are a couple manufactures that sell specialized equipment for FireWire testing that include onboard FPGAs but they seem more geared towards testing the FireWire bus than testing the overall systems on the bus."
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