[Ilugc] [RePost] MOM
- From: prabhu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Prabhu Ramachandran)
- Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 09:36:16 +0530
"NV" == natarajv <Natarajan> writes:
NV> Hi, I am reposting the minutes of the meeting, as I found that
NV> the one which I sent yesterday was in HTML format and hence
NV> has created a few problems. Now am sending the same in text
NV> only format.
Thanks for the minutes, great job!
Yes, please send plain text in the future. Also note a few slight
NV> TodayÂs meet was very punctual. When I walked into the room,
NV> finally, at 3:05, Prabhu was giving an introduction of
NV> himself. TodayÂs meeting was attended by roughly around 20
NV> people, with many ÂfreshersÂ. Of course, there were a few late
NV> comers. This includes an exchange student at IIT, from Sweden
From Switzerland not Sweden.
-> Mr Bharath gave a beautiful extempore speech on his project of
Thats Mr. Bharathi.
NV> Then Prabhu gave a talk on LIDS for linux. LIDS stand for
NV> Linux Intrusion Detection System. He had previously installed
NV> LIDS in the IIT network. The need for LIDS came when he
NV> installed a firewall on the mostly locally mis-configured IIT
Its not a mis-configured network but too many machines that broadcast.
NV> network. He installed a firewall at his department, which
I installed it in a Lab inside the aero. department. This firewall is
not the departmental firewall.
NV> LIDS is a highly secure, and badly documented, system, which
Well, its not too bad but definitely not up to date. Coupled with the
death of the main lids server's hard disk it was a pain to get it
NV> What if, you need to use the system without the restrictions
NV> of LIDS? For this we have the LFS Â LIDS Free Zone. This is
LFS == LIDS Free Session.
NV> entered by using lidsadmin (with some options), and entering
NV> the LIDS password. The beauty is that, the programs that you
NV> run in the LFS have all root access. But the child processes
NV> wont have any such privileges.
Forked child processes do not get such priviledges.
NV> PRABHU WANTS TO STEP DOWN: Finally Prabhu declared that he
NV> wants to step down as the coordinator of LUGC. (How sadÂ
NV> is too tired of being the coordinator and keeping things going
NV> and arranging things for the past four years. He finds it
NV> difficult as other priorities such as completion of his PhD
NV> have greater priority. He welcomes people, young blood, to
NV> take up the position. Of course he will be in the mailing list
NV> and will be attending the meetings, but not so regularly. He
NV> will surely help us in getting some room for the meeting in
NV> IIT. Any takers???
I'd like to step down from co-ordinatorship. I have a little too much
to do and have had this job for a long while and can no longer
continue to have this administrative responsibility of handling
meetings every month or every two weeks. I'll still remain the
mailing list admin and will lurk on the list and might attend the
occasional meet. If there is a need to organize for a room to be open
in the Aero department I'll see if I can get a friend/junior to help
with that but it wont be me that makes the announcements, decides and
organizes for the room and play "host" (I mean introducing the
speakers fixing agenda etc.) to the meet itself.
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