Using Bro for data plane programmability

Dear all,

I just wanted to bring to your attention a recent acceptance at CCR of
work done here at my lab, where we have argued using Bro as the best
choice for data plane programmability.

I really think Bro language should be expanded beyond just the definition of
NIDS. It provides a much more powerful construct.

The details about the project (which deals with a novel ISP service delivery mechanism), and a link to the paper are the project website (

This page also has links to the ports we have done (and previous posted on this list by the students -- who did the real work :).