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Status of IDEA

The IDEA project has been through a few delays lately, mostly because of my recent separation from the US Air Force, but also due to other reasons which I will not mention. IDEA is still being actively developed. I recently got settled in to my new residence and will be coding on IDEA as time and my new job permit. The project tasks are growing ever larger each day and any Java programming assitance that is available would be greatly appreciated. I just recently completed the secure client-server authentication mechanism (look for it in the next release), and my next goal is Oracle support (two goals towards achieving enterprise acceptance). I am actively seeking feature requests and am prioritizing the requests that I recieve based on the amount of feedback that I am receiving. Check the feature requests page for more information on the feature requests that have been submitted, and, if you don't see something that you'd like included, SUBMIT IT!! My biggest priorities after the authentication mechanism and Oracle support are the Web interface and the secure transport mechanism for sensor-to-server communications. After that, I would like to focus on the inclusion of other IDS / eventlog data into IDEA. Anyhow, I appreciate the support of the open source community and I look forward to the opportunity to provide you with my software and source code. I hope that my efforts help make your networks more secure and I look forward to working with you in the future!

Posted by Ian Duffy 2003-08-29