The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on November 27th 2011.
Following is a brief snapshot of the meeting.
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
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.
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
V V Thomas
Ali Arshad V P
Nishanth A I
Nibas P P