Identifying P2P users using traffic analysis

Friday, 22 July 2005, 2:56 PM EST

With the emergence of Napster in the fall of 1999, peer to peer (P2P) applications and their user base have grown rapidly in the Internet community. With the popularity of P2P and the bandwidth it consume, there is a growing need to identify P2P users within the network traffic.

In this paper the author will propose a new method based on traffic behavior that helps identify P2P users, and even helps to distinguish what type of P2P applications are being used.

By Yiming Gong at SecurityFocus.

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