AVC "OTHER" traffic

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When traffic is classified as "OTHER", is there a way to know what type of traffic is that?

I'm testing this on my lab and OTHER is more than 50% of our traffic. I'm almost sure that this is caused by TuneIn Radio and other type of streaming media and download. If this is true can I add a new signature? I think that traffic here in Mexico is a little bit different than the US.
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Erick Muller

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Brian Powers, Champ

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Someone at Aerohive can confirm this, but I believe the "other" traffic is anything that is not one of the 30 max applications that you can monitor from the monitor page.

If you were to go to Reports -> Report Settings, you can sort the application traffic from greatest to least by the last day or the last 30 days. Unfortunately, from here, you cannot see which user is responsible for that traffic.

I'd also assume that anything that falls outside the scope of these 700+ applications is categorized under "other".
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Tash Hepting

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Brian is correct, the "Others" traffic in the top 20 applications widget is for traffic that does not match your current Watchlist.

In order to find our what that traffic is, wait until the next day and then look at the "All Applications by Usage" widget. This widget has two columns: one for the previous day's application bandwidth consumption, and one for the previous 7 days. All applicatons will show up in here, so you can take a look at the ones that were chewing up bandwidth the prior day and then add them into your watchlist and/or QoS/Block as appropriate.

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"Other" Simply means the application is not on your watch list. Most likely that is SSL or HTTP traffic. We recommended that SSL, HTTP, TCP and UDP all be part of your Application Watchlist.

Go to Reports->Report Settings

If you add those 4 applications to the watchlist, the percentage of "Others" will be miniscule.

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Erick Muller

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Thanks everybody, now I see this clearly.

I'll give it a try