I'm looking for a definitive answer on what port range "tcp/dynamic" and "udp/dynamic" uses. I would figure that it is 49152-65535, but I have not been able to locate anything in documentation or the community to confirm this.
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Thanks for the reply. If dynamic refered to all ports, that would not explain why many apps have specific ports listed, as well as tcp/udp dynamic. If dynamic covered all ports, it would be redundant to include others in the same app.
Access-grid tcp/80,8000,20000,20200,dynamic, udp/dynamic
baidu-hi-base tcp/443,80,6453,dynamic, udp/2400,2500,dynamic
avaya-webalive-base tcp/dynamic, udp/7878,2379
condor tcp/dynamic, udp/9600-9700
Since for each app some ports are explicitly listed and others are dynamic it makes me think that the dynamic range is a common range that an app could select a port from, such as 49152-65535. I believe that the app was observed using the specified ports each session, but different random port(s) established per session as well, from an upper-range that could be 49152-65535 or even 32768-61000.
I wonder why there's nothing in the documentation that covers this topic.
I set up a test and found out a custom App-ID containing tcp/udp dynamic, and a signature looking for user-agents, will match on traffic on destination ports below 1024, 80 and 443 in this case. So it seems that dynamic refers to all ports. The question now is why the apps I mentioned specify specific ports AND a tcp/dynamic port reference at the same time, if dynamic means all ports? Doesn't make sense.
This is due to the fact that any app-id can be made up of many different actual signatures, which all have different conditional criteria assigned to them. So looking at the App Store example downloading for instance will use a set signature and happen over dynamic ports, but browsing may happen over standard 443 and use a set signature for that identification.
One app-id doesn't necissarily mean only one signature is being utilized, and through conditional statements they can limit a signature to only identify under set ports listed within the app-id itself.
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