Monday, May 14, 2012

nDPI Supports Skype, Whatsapp and Netflix

nDPI (an ntop-maintained superset of the popular OpenDPI library) was extended recently and now supports new protocols/applications.
The list includes applications such as Whatsapp, Viber, Skype, YouTube and Netflix, which are in the center of Over the Top/Net Neutrality debates (see "Verizon: "In the long view, over-the-top is important” - here").
nDPI supports Unix and Windows platforms and has been modified " be more suitable for traffic monitoring applications, by disabling specific features that slow down the DPI engine while being them un-necessary for network traffic monitoring".

A note about Skype - Skype is known the be one of the major challenges to DPI engines and products - including the need to identify it (in monitoring only), block or control it (which is not the same) or identify the applications below it - such as voice, video, chat or file transfer. All is also subject to the version used by the caller and called applications.

See previous post on Skype and DPI - herehere, here, here, here and here.

I wonder what is the support level by nDPI.

See "nDPI Open and Extensible GPLv3 Deep Packet Inspection Library" - here.

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