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  GNUTella -- TCP Activity

Category: P2P      

Application: GNUTella      

This event indicates that Gnutella network traffic is crossing the SonicWALL unit from the internal network to the external network. A client is attempting to connect to the P2P network.

The traffic can be created by a number of applications, including the following clients: BearShare, Foxy, Gnucleus, Gtk-Gnutella, LimeWire, Mutella, Morpheus, Phex, Qtella, Shareaza, Swapper, XoloX, and XoloX Ultra. They are primarily used for peer to peer file sharing. This sort of bandwidth usage may be against policy on your network.

This signature identifies outbound GNUTella traffic and may be enabled for detection and prevention.

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