Author(s): Andrew M. White, Srinivas Krishnan, Michael Bailey, Fabian Monrose, Phillip Porras

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Date: 24 Apr 2013

Document Type: Presentations

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2013


Opaque, i.e., compressed or encrypted, traffic incurs high overhead for DPI engines yet often yields little useful information. Our experiments indicate that 89% of payload-carrying TCP packets are opaque. We provide a first step toward addressing the challenges presented by the abundance of opaque traffic by introducing new techniques for accurate real-time filtering of opaque packets in 16 bytes or less.