May 2012 Meeting Details

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on May 27th 2012

Date: 27-05-2012

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 – 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

Tea break

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.

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 24th June 2012

LUG-Cochin Meeting on 27th May 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, 27th May 2012.

The Details are as follows

Date : 27/05/2012, 27th May, 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 : Tripwire, integrit, aide
3. Technical Discussions : Trisquel demo continued
4. Q&A Session

A Map showing the venue is available at :
http://www.ilug-cochin.org/content/view/31/

Directions to reach venue.

Directions to Meeting Venue

Get answers to your questions about the meeting at:

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 : Tripwire, integrit, aide

The importance of Remote Administration in all aspects of internet based transactions, security relating to vital areas will be discussed. We will also discuss how this will be useful for day to day use.

3. Technical Discussions : Trisquel demo continued

Trisquel demo : 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

April 2012 Meeting Details

The meeting of the “Indian Libre User Group” was successfully held on April 22nd 2012

Date: 22-04-2012

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

Secure Shell (SSH) is a network protocol for secure data communication, remote shell services or command execution and other secure network services between two networked computers that it connects via a secure channel over an insecure network: a server and a client (running SSH server and SSH client programs, respectively).The protocol specification distinguishes two major versions that are referred to as SSH-1 and SSH-2.
The best-known application of the protocol is for access to shell accounts on Unix-like operating systems. It was designed as a replacement for Telnet and other insecure remote shell protocols such as the Berkeley rsh and rexec protocols, which send information, notably passwords, in plaintext, rendering them susceptible to interception and disclosure using packet analysis.The encryption used by SSH is intended to provide confidentiality and integrity of data over an unsecured network, such as the Internet.

4.15pm – 4.30pm

Tea break

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 27 May 2012