Open and Extensible LGPLv3 Deep Packet Inspection Library
nDPI is a ntop-maintained superset of the popular OpenDPI library. Released
under the LGPL license, its goal is to extend the original library by adding
new protocols that are otherwise available only on the paid version of OpenDPI.
In addition to Unix platforms, we also support Windows, in order to provide you
a cross-platform DPI experience. Furthermore, we have modified nDPI do 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
nDPI is used by both ntop and nProbe for adding application-layer detection of
protocols, regardless of the port being used. This means that it is possible to
both detect known protocols on non-standard ports (e.g. detect http non ports
other than 80), and also the opposite (e.g. detect Skype traffic on port 80).
This is because nowadays the concept of port=application no longer holds.