November 2011 Meeting Details

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on November 27th 2011.

Following is a brief snapshot of the meeting.

Date: 27-11-2011
Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor, AMI Trust Building,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway, Ernakulam
Attendance : 11

2.15pm – 2.45pm

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

2.45pm – 4.00pm

The Main session was about Packet Sniffing, the ways in which it can be useful for a system/network administrator for streamling traffic on the network and also to and from the internet, to find the vulnerable points on the network, where sensitive information is being sent without protection.

There was a detailed explanation of how packets are harvested, decoded and used for various purposes, the dangers of using this technique and the liability of it being used by the wrong people, at the same time the information can also be used by the law inforement agencies various crimes being committed on the internet.

4.00pm – 4.20pm

Tea break

4.20pm – 5.30pm

The second half started with an introduction to Intrusion Detection, some of the tools that were used for this purpose and a short discussion on how people can secure themselves from intrusion, this session may be concluded in a later meeting as there was request for more information.

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
V V Thomas
Ali Arshad V P
Nishanth A I
Nibas P P
Sanno Shaju
Jobi Joseph
Aravind Vijayan
Gibin George
Francis Jose

ILUG-Cochin Meeting on November 27th 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 ( is holding its
regular meeting for this month on Sunday, 27th November 2011.

The Details are as follows

Date : 27/11/2011, 27th November, 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 : Introduction to Packet Sniffing
3. Technical Discussions
4. Q&A Session

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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 : Introduction to Packet Sniffing

We will have an introduction discussion about the technical aspects of
Packet Sniffing related security. We will also discuss counter measures.

3. Technical Discussions

Intrusion detection

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