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1. March 2012 Meeting Details
2. ILUG-Cochin Meeting on March 25th 2012
3. February 2012 Meeting Details

March 2012 Meeting Details

March 26th, 2012

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on March 25th 2012.

Date: 25-03-2012

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

2.30pm – 2.45pm

Customary Self Introduction.
People shared their experience with Free Software

2.45pm – 4.15pm – Session by G. Venkit Subramanian

Server Hardening  is the process of enhancing server security through a variety of means resulting in a much more secure server operating environment which is due to the advanced security measures that are put in place during the server hardening process.

Methods for Server Hardening

1. Encrypt Data Communication
2. Avoid Using FTP, Telnet, And Rlogin / Rsh
3. Minimize Software to Minimize Vulnerability
4. One Network Service Per System or VM Instance
5. Keep Linux Kernel and Software Up to Date
6. Use Linux Security Extensions
7. User Accounts and Strong Password Policy
8. Password Aging
9. Restricting Use of Previous Passwords
10. Locking User Accounts After Login Failures
11. Make Sure No Non-Root Accounts Have UID Set To 0
12. Disable root Login
13. Physical Server Security
14. Disable Unwanted Services
15. Delete X Windows
16. Configure Iptables and TCPWrappers
17. Linux Kernel /etc/sysctl.conf Hardening
18. Disk Quotas

4.15pm – 4.30pm

Tea break

4.30pm – 5.30pm – Continuation of Server Hardening

Methods for Server Hardening

19. Turn Off IPv6
20. Disable Unwanted SUID and SGID Binaries
21. Logging and Auditing
22. Monitor Suspicious Log Messages With Logwatch / Logcheck
23. System Accounting with audit
24. Secure OpenSSH Server
25. Install And Use Intrusion Detection System

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 next user meet is on 22nd April 2012

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ILUG-Cochin Meeting on March 25th 2012

March 22nd, 2012

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, 25th March 2012.

The Details are as follows

Date : 25/03/2012, 25th March, Sunday

Time : 2pm – 5:30pm

Venue :
Internet Club
IInd Floor, AMI Trust Bldg,
Broadway Enclave, Broadway,
Kochi-682031
Location: Behind Allappat Super Shoppe,On top of SBT Treasury wing

Meeting Schedule
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1. Introduction to Free Software and GNU Movement
2. Agenda : GNU/Linux hardening & security
3. Technical Discussions
4. Q&A Session

A Map showing the venue is available at :

http://www.ilug-cochin.org/activities/ilug_cochin_map/

Directions to reach venue.

http://www.ilug-cochin.org/meetings/directions-to-meeting-venue/

Get answers to your questions about the meeting at:

http://www.ilug-cochin.org/faq/

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

Details

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 : GNU/Linux hardening & security

We will have a discussion about the safety aspects of GNU/Linux hardening & security. We will also discuss how this step is the first step that helps 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

Regards
Co-ordinator
Indian Libre User Group, Cochin

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February 2012 Meeting Details

March 6th, 2012

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on February 26th 2012.

Date: 26-02-2012

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

2.30pm – 2.45pm

Customary Self Introduction.
People shared their experience with Free Software

2.45pm – 4.15pm – Session by G. Venkit Subramanian

Continued discussion about NMAP(2nd Session).

4.15pm – 4.30pm

Tea break

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Introduction to GNU/Linux freelancing.

It was an excellent session, where the attendees shared their experience about freelance jobs related to GNU/Linux. The goal of the discussion was how to make an income using Free Software by keeping the Free Software Philosophy.

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 next user meet is on 25 March 2012

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