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RE: identifying application type of network traffic

  • From: Adam Atkinson
  • Date: Thu Dec 16 11:19:39 2004

> Currently, I use (protocol, port_number) as indicator
> of application. Referring to rfc on wellknown protocol
> and port allocation, I can only identity about 50% of
> traffic type.
> Is there a complete  (protocol, port_number) list ? or
> is there a better way to identify application type
> based on netflow data?

Cisco's "Network Based Application Recognition" can recognise quite
a few things, particularly a fair few p2p applications. It looks
at the actual contents of packets, not just the port numbers.