Date Added: Feb 2011
P2P applications supposedly constitute a substantial proportion of today's Internet traffic. The ability to accurately identify different P2P applications in internet traffic is important to a broad range of network operations including application-specific traffic engineering, capacity planning, resource provisioning, service differentiation, etc. In this paper, the authors present a Neural Network approach that precisely identifies the P2P traffic using Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) neural network. It is general practice to reduce the cost of classification by reducing the number of features, utilizing some feature selection algorithm.