l7-filter: Application Layer Packet Classifier for Linux1

This is a classifier for the Linux kernel's Netfilter subsystem that identifies packets based on application layer data (OSI layer 7). This means that it can classify packets as HTTP, FTP, Gnucleus, eDonkey2000, etc, regardless of port. Our classifier complements existing ones that match on address, port numbers and so on.

Our intent is for l7-filter to be used in conjunction with Linux QoS to do bandwith arbitration ("packet shaping").

... part of T2, get it here

URL: http://l7-filter.sourceforge.net/

Author: Matthew Strait <quadong [at] users [dot] sf [dot] net>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 2.22

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/l7-filter/files/ l7-protocols-2009-05-28.tar.gz
Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/l7-filter/files/ netfilter-layer7-v2.22.tar.gz

T2 source: l7-filter.cache
T2 source: l7-filter.desc
T2 source: patch_o_matic.in
T2 source: pkg_iptables_pre.conf
T2 source: pkg_linux-header_pre.conf
T2 source: pkg_linux_pre.conf

Build time (on reference hardware): 1% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.50 MB, 302 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash coreutils diffutils findutils gawk grep make sed tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.

1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.

2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).