Direct Connect Protocol

Protocol Description

DirectConnect is a defunct peer-to-peer protocol that was popular in the early Napster era - 2000 to 2005. This protocol is for the history books.

Full Name

DirectConnect

Known Ports

  • TCP 411 - Direct Connect port.

Category

File Sharing

External Resources

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Protocol Detection

Do you know how much Direct Connect traffic flows through your network? Not all online File Sharing protocols are created equal equal. From unwanted cryptocurrency mining, to malware, to privacy breaches, and more.

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