BitTorrent Mainline DHT Detection
Info Nessus Plugin ID 50677
SynopsisA file-sharing service is running on the remote port.
DescriptionThe remote host is participating in a Distributed Hash Table (DHT) network, an indication of a peer-to-peer file-sharing application is running on the host. Specifically, this host is using Mainline DHT, an implementation developed by the original BitTorrent client and adopted by some others.
Note that, due to the peer-to-peer nature of the application, any user connecting to the P2P network may consume a large amount of bandwidth.
SolutionMake sure that the use of this program agrees with your organization's acceptable use and security policies.
Note that filtering traffic to or from this port is not a sufficient solution since the software can use a random port.