July 2012 Meeting Details

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

Date: 22-07-2012

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

The Sleuth Kit (TSK) is a library and collection of Unix and Windows based tools and utilities to allow for the forensic analysis of computer systems. It was written and maintained by digital investigator Brian Carrier. TSK can be used to perform investigations and data extraction from images of Windows, Linux and Unix computers. The Sleuth Kit is normally used in conjunction with its custom front-end application, Autopsy, to provide a user friendly interface. An alternative, newer interface is PTK Forensics. Several other tools also use TSK for file extraction.
The Sleuth Kit is a free, open source suite that provides a large number of specialized command-line based utilities. It is based on The Coroner’s Toolkit.

Some of the tools included in The Sleuth Kit include:
ils – lists all metadata entries, such as an Inode.
blkls – displays data blocks within a file system (formerly called dls).
fls – lists allocated and unallocated file names within a file system.
fsstat – displays file system statistical information about an image or storage medium.
ffind – searches for file names that point to a specified metadata entry.
mactime – creates a timeline of all files based upon their MAC times.
disk_stat – (currently Linux-only) discovers the existence of a Host Protected Area.

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 26th August 2012

ILUG-Cochin Meeting on 22nd July 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, 22nd July 2012.

The Details are as follows

Date : 22/07/2012, 22nd July, Sunday

Time : 2pm – 5:30pm

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

Meeting Schedule
1. Introduction to Free Software and GNU Movement
2. Agenda : Sleuth Kit
3. Technical Discussions
4. Q&A Session

A Map showing the venue is available at :

Directions to reach venue.

Directions to Meeting Venue

Get answers to your questions about the meeting at:


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


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 : Sleuth Kit

The importance Forensic tools for all understanding of system attacks, failures etc, the benefits of using Forensic tools will be discussed. We will also discuss how this will enhance the investigation of compromised systems.

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