Adding a LOCAL option to the Direction type?

The Direction type (defined in base/utils/directions-and-hosts.bro) currently has directions for:

  • remote orig, local resp
  • local orig, remote resp
  • bidirectional (“Only one endpoint is within the locally-monitored network, meaning the connection is either outbound or inbound.”)
  • no_direction (“This value doesn’t match any connection.”)

Does it make sense to add LOCAL == local orig, local resp? Similarly, do we want to add EXTERNAL == remote orig, remote resp?

I’m looking at this for the SSH log in particular.


Yes, I've been meaning to add this for years. Please do so. :slight_smile: