Direction - Rule Classification


The direction field specifies whether the traffic stream is outgoing (upload) or incoming (download). This criteria allows you to define rules for traffic depending on the direction of data flow.


Before creating any rules it is important to set the correct orientation for each adapter in options. This ensures the directions are properly calculated by the server.

To limit traffic for a direction choose Upload or Download from the list. Upload filters all data that travels from the LAN to the internet, Download filters the opposite direction. A direction of Both filters all traffic for the specified endpoints.

User Interface

The direction field is accessible through the properties window for the rule, under the processing tab:


Name Value
Property Name Direction
Category Rule Classification
Values Upload, Download, Both
Default Download
XML file rules.xml
XML name <direction>
XML values upload, download, both