We're just getting started with Netify developer documentation, so it's a bit sparse around here. We have information on the open source netifyd agent, along with some technical documentation about Layer 7 detection. API documentation and open data information is on the roadmap. If you have a developer question, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Netify Agent - Open Source
The underlying engine for the Netify agent comes from the open source netifyd daemon. The daemon provides all deep packet inspection heavy lifting that is not only used by Netify's cloud-based engine, but can also be used for third party software.
- Runs not only on big iron, but also embedded system.
- Based on the deep packet inspection library from nDPI.
The source code is ready to use on various popular Linux distributions, FreeBSD, OpenWRT, Raspberry Pi and more.Learn More
l7-filter - A Comparison
At a high level, the netifyd software can be used to replace the functionality of the old l7-filter software. However, the implementation is done quite differently in order to detect modern protocols and take advantage of more advanced network processing in the nDPI library.
- Which users are consuming the most bandwidth
- Identify top websites being visited during business hours
- Geolocation reports
Contributing to Netify Data
The Internet is big. Really big. It's not just the constant flow of new blogs and web sites that we all need to contend with, but also all the apps and services that run over the Internet. Did you know that over 100,000 apps and games are released on Android and Apple iOS every month?
In the future, you will be able jump in and contribute your knowledge to the Netify community. This helps us turn a domain name like nflxso.net into something more recognizable -- it's a Netflix domain!