The Mikro-SINA project ended in December 2004 with a final
presentation at TUD:OS '04.
In the past years, the German Information Security Agency (BSI) developed a
modular and flexibly scalable architecture for processing and transmission
of classified data - SINA (Secure
Inter-Networking Architecture). In 2002, the base components
SINA Thin Client, SINA Box - an IPSec gateway - and SINA Management
got the final, specified functional range. The underlying system platform is
an elaborately security-analysed, extremely minimialised and functionally
hardened SINA Linux.
The goal of µSINA is to replace SINA Linux with a (compared to the
monolithic operating system) significantly smaller and therefore better
evaluable system platform. We will prototypically implement and test a
simplified variant of the SINA Box.
µSINA aspires to very differentiated separation of processes and data
(flows). The base for this is the development of a microkernel-based system
Information about the project
CeBIT 2004 poster