Direct Download Link Protocol

Protocol Description

Direct download link (DDL) is a term used in the file sharing community to describe direct downloads from popular file hosting sites. Though peer-to-peer file sharing is more popular, direct download sites are still popular for some types of content.

Abbreviation

DDL

ProTips

Generally speaking, direct download sites host stolen software, porn, ripped movies and content for other dark parts of the Internet.

Known Ports

  • TCP 80 - HTTP direct download link port.
  • TCP 443 - HTTPS direct download link port.

Category

File Sharing

External Resources

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Protocol Detection

Do you know how much Direct Download Link 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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