404.315.0406 (10a to 10p est)
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
c/o Ben Chapman
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
To accommodate Emory Law School’s room scheduling at
our donated venue we have moved our December 2007
Central meeting date up by 1 week. Instead of the second
Thursday, this month’s ALE Central meeting will be held
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 7:30 pm.,
and our feature presentation for the evening will be
Using Snort To Sniff Out Content-Based Network Attacks
presented by Bob Toxen
– Snort is the free Open Source tool of choice for spotting and blocking
attacks hiding in normal network traffic (IDS and Intrusion Prevention).
It is good at recognizing content-based attacks aimed at allowed services
and hiding in browser and mail traffic to your client systems as well
as simpler port-based attacks. This presentation will cover basic
installation and use so that you can take advantage of this excellent
– Mr. Bob Toxen, one ALE’s founding members, is the author of Real World
Linux Security [Second Edition, 848pp published by Prentice Hall PTR].
He is a world-class expert on Linux and UNIX security and mixed-OS network
security using Linux. His 30+years of UNIX/Linux experience includes being
one of the 162 developers of Berkeley UNIX and being one of the four creators
of Silicon Graphics’ UNIX.
– Mr. Toxen’s consulting focuses on network and computer security using
low cost Linux solutions for virus and spam filters, hardening Linux servers,
firewalls, VPNs, and more.
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).