New versions of irond and irondhcp available!

irond 0.2.0 and irondhcp 0.1.0 are now available for download!

In the last couple of weeks, we made pretty good progress in redesigning our irond MAPS in order to make it, let’s say, more compliant to the IF-MAP spec. Furthermore, we created the first release of our irondhcp MAPC.

irond 0.2.0:

Many changes were introduced since the last release (0.1.1). The most important changes affect the communication layer of irond. This layer does the connection management, authentication, SOAP parsing and the dispatching of IF-MAP operations. The whole layer was rewritten from scratch. It now features parallel processing of IF-MAP operations which should greatly increase the overall performance. Besides the new communication layer, we also made a couple of bugfixes.

irondhcp 0.1.0:

irondhcp is the second stand alone MAPC that we are releasing. It is a JAVA program that is able to monitor the dhcp.leases file of an ISC DHCPD. Based on the leases file, it publish updates or publish deletes ip-mac metadata. Like our first MAPC (irongui), irondhcp also uses Axis for its IF-MAP communication.

You can find the binary and source tarballs in our download section. Any feedback is appreciated. You can contact us via

10 Feb 2011

New versions of irond and irongui available!

We are glad to announce that irond 0.1.1 and irongui 0.1.0 are now available for download. irond 0.1.1 is a bug fix release. We fixed several bugs that were detected during the last weeks, especially at the TNC PlugFest. With irongui, we are happy to provide a visualization tool that can act as a simple MAP 2.0 client. Since the IRON project has officially ended, the development of the software is now carried out within the ESUKOM research project.

Update: The README file was missing in the first version of the irongui packages. This issue is now fixed.

30 Nov 2010

ESUKOM Website is now online

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The ESUKOM website at is now online. For the next two years, it will be the place to go if you are looking for research results that were achieved within the project. Highlights and results that impact Trusted Computing, Trusted Network Connect and Mobile Security issues in general will be cross linked here.

09 Nov 2010

Preview of irongui - A Graphical User Interface for IF-MAP 2.0 Servers

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We would like to give a preview on one of our current tasks that we are working on: irongui. It is a Graphical User Interface for IF-MAP 2.0 servers. It is intended to provide a debug view on the current metadata hold by a MAP server.

One nice aspect of irongui is that it can act as an ordinary MAP client. In the release version, the user can provide the root node of the graph that shall be displayed. Afterwards, the communication between irongui and the MAP server is based upon standard IF-MAP subscription and poll operations. Thus, irongui should be able to visualize any MAP 2.0 server. If irongui is used with our own irond MAP server, it is also possible to use an irond-specific operation in order to bootstrap the visualisation process.

The first version of irongui will be released in November 2010.

25 Oct 2010

Steve Hanna gives talk at Trust@FHH

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On Wednesday, Steve Hanna, Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks and co-chair of the TCG’s TNC-WG and the IETF’s NEA-WG has visited the Trust@FHH group in Hanover. It was a great chance for our group to present the current projects that we are working on to one of the most esteemed experts in the area of Trusted Computing and Trusted Network Connect.

Steve gave an exciting talk about “Coordinated Security: A New Paradigm” and presented the big picture of TNC and especially IF-MAP to members and students of our group.

08 Oct 2010

irond - an open source IF-MAP server - is now available

We are glad to announce that irond, an open source IF-MAP server, is now available!

irond is completely written in Java. The server is based upon the IF-MAP 2.0 specification that has been recently published by the TCG. irond supports both basic authentication and certificate-based authentication for MAP clients. Development was done within the IRON project at FHH.

irond is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 and available for download here. A rough documentation to do some basic testing with irond is provided as part of the .zip archives.

We are currently working on several MAP clients that will be published soon in order to set up more sophisticated test environments.

If you have any questions or remarks concerning irond, please contact

If you find bugs, please report them to our bugtracking system.

16 Sep 2010

Trust@FHH gets funding for new ESUKOM research project

The Trust@FHH research group is pleased to announce the participation in the ESUKOM research project. While building on some results of the IRON Project, ESUKOM addresses the field of real-time security in business networks. One focus will be the secure integration of smartphones in enterprise environments. ESUKOM is launched together with four partners this October and has a duration of two years.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

More information will be coming soon.

25 Aug 2010

tNAC Research Project Presented At USENIX Security Symposium 2010

The tNAC research project, where the Trust@FHH group is participating in, was presented at the USENIX Security Symposium 2010 in Washington D.C. The poster summarizes the results of tNAC that were achieved up to now. It is available in our download section.

13 Aug 2010
Hochschule Hannover
University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Faculty IV, Dept. of Computer Science
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
30459 Hannover, Germany
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