December 2011 Meeting Details

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on December 25th 2011.

Date: 25-12-2011

Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor, AMI Trust Building,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway, Ernakulam
Attendance : 8

2.30pm – 2.45pm

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

2.45pm – 4.30pm

The main session started with the introduction to Intrusion Detection, the way in which it is approached by System / Network Administrators, the advantages and disadvantages of Intusion Detection, how it can be coupled with a firewall and made more effective. The methodology used are usually anomaly and signature detection, but still it may be difficult ot pinpoint the latest methods of attack.

We can have both a host based and Network based Intrusion detection system, as well as a combination of both, that is hybrid, normally there are limitations to both Host based and Network based systems and most administrators opt for the hybrid system, but it requires a lot high end systems, with various types of detection tools.

We can minimise losses through the use of intrusion detection systems, though it can not be a called a panacea for intrusion security, most companies spend a neglible amount of their finances on Intrusion Detection and end up losing valuable data and business, even without realising what has happened.

4.30pm – 4.50pm

Tea break

4.50pm – 5.30pm

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
Aravind Vijayan
Gibin George
Nibas P K
Jos Collin
S. Ananthanarayanan
G. Venkit Subramanian
Sreenadh H

Next meeting : 22 January 2012

ILUG-Cochin Meeting on December 25th 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, 25th December 2011.

The Details are as follows

Date : 25/12/2011, 25th December, 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 Intrusion Detection
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 Intrusion Detection

We will have an introduction discussion about the safety aspects of
Intrusion Detection & implementation. We will also discuss how this will
help system/network administrators.

3. Technical Discussions

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