Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP)

The SSDP protocol can discover Plug & Play devices, with uPnP (Universal Plug and Play). SSDP uses unicast and multicast adress ( SSDP is HTTP like protocol and work with NOTIFY and M-SEARCH methods.

SSDP can be used over IPv4 and IPv6.


IETF Draft Revision 3

IETF Draft Revision 2

Protocol dependencies

Example traffic


The SSDP dissector is partially functional : there is no ssdp filter, but, the http filter show HTTP and SSDP protocols. The solution is to filter with the destination port (see Display filter). Bug 6190 requests that this behavior be changed.

Preference Settings

SSDP has no preference setting.

Example capture file

Nothing yet

Display Filter

 udp.dstport == 1900


Capture Filter


SSDP (last edited 2014-08-26 14:49:46 by JeffMorriss)