SummaryUsers may find that BitTorrent traffic isn't being classified correctly, or some regular traffic is being mistakenly classified as BitTorrent. BitTorrent sensitivity can be adjusted.
OverviewUsers may find that either BitTorrent classifications need to be more strict or more lenient. This could be because either some BitTorrent traffic isn't being classified correctly, or some regular traffic is being mistakenly classified as BitTorrent.
If traffic is being incorrectly shown as BitTorrent, set up an application object if one doesn't already exist. First, if possible, set up a network object for the IP(s) that the traffic will always be going to. Then create the application, using the network object. If the network object can not be created, you can use layer 7 signatures to help create it (http --> host, ssl --> common_name, etc.) Check the Real Time monitor to see if traffic is now properly classified using the new application. If not, follow the steps below to change BitTorrent sensitivity.
To change the sensitivity of BitTorrent classification, you can navigate to Configuration > System > Setup > Monitoring and find Bittorrent Sensitivity. Setting this to 'high' is recommended for most service provider environments. Setting it to 'low' is recommended in cases of high false positives.
Also, it is good to ensure that the appliance is on the most up-to-date firmware. When new firmware is released, it may sometimes contain updated layer 7 signatures for applications and BitTorrent classification. You can find a list of new or improved signatures in the firmware's release notes on: https://support.exinda.com/#Topic/55562000000419053