October 2011 Meeting Details

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on October 23rd 2011.

Following is a brief snapshot of the meeting.

Date: 23-10-2011
Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor, AMI Trust Building,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway, Ernakulam
Attendance : 16

2.15pm – 2.45pm

Customary Self Introduction.
People shared their experience with Free Software.

2.45pm – 4.00pm

Agenda : MetaSploit Framework – The Ultimate Tool for Penetration Testing

The MetaSploit Project

The Metasploit Project is an open-source computer security project which provides information about security vulnerabilities and aids in penetration testing and IDS signature development.

Its most well-known sub-project is the Metasploit Framework, a tool for developing and executing exploit code against a remote target machine.

Metasploit was created by HD Moore in 2003 as a portable network tool using the Perl scripting language. Later, the Metasploit Framework was then completely rewritten in the Ruby programming language. In addition, it is a tool for third-party security researchers to investigate potential vulnerabilities.

Potential Uses of the Metasploit Framework:

1) Metasploit can be used during penetration testing to validate the reports by other automatic vulnerability assessment tools to prove that the vulnerablity is not a false positive and can be exploited. Care has to taken because not only does it disprove false positives, but it can also break things.

2) Metasploit can be used to test the new exploits that come up nearly everyday on your locally hosted test servers to understand the effectiveness of the exploit.

3) Metasploit is also a great testing tool for your intrusion detection systems to test whether the IDS is successful in preventing the attacks that we use to bypass it.

4.00pm – 4.20pm

Tea break

4.20pm – 5.30pm

Concluding Session

Everyone assembled again for the final concluding session.

People were requested to handle small technical discussions for the next meeting.

Thanks to all the attendees for coming and they are requested to put their feedback on the mailing list so that we can improve future meetings.

The list of attendees are

Jay Jacob
Vettical V Thomas
Jobi Joseph
Aravind Vijayan
Gibin George
Francis Jose
Jos Collin
Kabeer P.M
Adrin Jo Kasper
Lino Charly
Fasial P.P
Harshad P.A
G.Venkit Subramanian

Next meeting : 27 November 2011

ILUG-Cochin Meeting on October 23rd 2011

Warm Greetings To The Free Software Community,

Indian Libre User Group is spreading Free Software awareness in society
through its regular monthly meetings ( 4th Sunday of every month ),
conducted since 1997. ILUG Cochin (www.ilug-cochin.org) is holding its
regular meeting for this month on Sunday, 23rd October 2011.

The Details are as follows

Date : 23/10/2011, 23rd October, Sunday

Time : 2pm – 5:30pm

Venue :
Internet Club
IInd Floor, AMI Trust Bldg,
Broadway Enclave
Location: Behind Allappat Super Shoppe,On top of SBT Treasury wing

Meeting Schedule
1. Introduction to Free Software and GNU Movement
2. Agenda : MetaSploit Framework
3. Technical Discussions
4. Q&A Session

A Map showing the venue is available at :

Directions to reach venue.

Directions to Meeting Venue

Get answers to your questions about the meeting at:


For further information contact :
Tel:+91 9447111771
Tel:+91 9995717112
Tel:+91 9747173432
Tel:+91 9496449969
Tel:+91 484 2374862 ( Venue )mailinglist@ilug-cochin.org
Tel:+91 484 4025077 ( Venue )
contact at ilug-cochin.org


1. Introduction to Free Software

We start of with our regular discussion on the concepts and philosophy of
the Free Software Movement and related topics.

2. Agenda : MetaSploit Framework

We will have a more in depth discussion about the technical aspects of
GNU/Linux Security. We will also discuss safeguards for security purposes.

3. Technical Discussions

Securing Networks (continued from last session)

Attendees will discuss and/or present topics of interest. They will share
their knowledge by handling small sessions to make up the Technical
Session part of the Meeting.

4. Q&A Session

This would be used to answer doubts that users have concerning Free Software.

We look forward to your participation for this exciting meeting. Hope to
meet you all on Sunday.

Thank You

Indian Libre User Group, Cochin