The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on May 27th 2012
Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Internet Club, IInd Floor, AMI Trust Building,Broadway Enclave,
2.30pm – 2.45pm
Customary Self Introduction.
People shared their experience with Free Software
2.45pm – 4.15pm – Tripwaire by Jay Jacob
Tripwire is a free software security and data integrity tool useful for monitoring and alerting on specific file change(s) on a range of systems. The project is based on code originally contributed by Tripwire, Inc. in 2000.
Tripwire functions as a host-based intrusion detection system. Rather than attempting to detect intrusions at the network interface level (as in network intrusion detection systems), Tripwire detects changes to file system objects.
When first initialized, Tripwire scans the file system as directed by the administrator and stores information on each file scanned in a database. At a later date the same files are scanned and the results compared against the stored values in the database. Changes are reported to the user. Cryptographic hashes are employed to detect changes in a file without storing the entire contents of the file in the database.While useful for detecting intrusions after the event, it can also serve many other purposes, such as integrity assurance, change management, and policy compliance.
4.15pm – 4.30pm
4.30pm – 5.30pm – Trisquel Demo by S.Ananthanarayanan
Trisquel GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution using a free version of the Linux kernel as distributed by the Linux-libre project. The main goals of the project are the production of a fully free software (free as in free speech) system that must be easy to use, complete, and with good language support. Trisquel GNU/Linux was included by the Free Software Foundation in its list of free Linux distributions.
Review of Trisquel 5.5 :Trisquel 5.5 is a great choice for those who prefer to use only free software, without any kind of proprietary stuff. The developers have clearly taken the time to go out of their way to cleanse Trisquel of potentially offensive proprietary software. While some folks won’t care about this, others certainly will appreciate it. Even if you aren’t a free software purist, Trisquel 5.5 is definitely worth a download. It accomplishes what the developers set out to do, and it does it in a very attractive package.
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 24th June 2012