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Fri Nov 19 16:06:59 EST 2004
ANNOUNCING: Intro to Linux Firewalls
Topic: Intro to Linux Firewalls
Date: Thursday November 25, 2004
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Come a bit early for drinks and snacks)
Cost: Free (Donations to OCLUG appreciated)
Location: ExitCertified, 85 Albert St., Suite 1200, Ottawa.
WHAT IS IT?
This is one of a series of Linux-related Technology Seminars to be
presented by the Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group (OCLUG) and
ExitCertified. ExitCertified has generously made their classroom space
available to OCLUG for these training sessions and other events.
WHAT IS THIS MONTH'S TOPIC?
It is common knowledge that a firewall is necessary when connecting to
the Internet but few people understand what it really does. Linux
provides a built-in firewall mechanism known as 'iptables' that provides
all the capabilities, and more, of commercially available firewalls. If
configured correctly, Linux's firewalls can provide a significant barrier
to attacks and unauthorized access. If NOT configured correctly, your
system is vulnerable.
Dana Webber will conduct a tutorial introducing firewalls. He will
describe why they are necessary and how they function. During the
tutorial, Dana will take the standard firewall configuration provided
with a Linux distribution, analyse its effectiveness, and show how to
This tutorial is targeted at new Linux users who plan on connecting their
systems to the Internet. There are no prerequisites for this tutorial.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dana Webber is a systems administrator and a SANS GIAC Certified
Intrusion Analyst. Dana's professional interests are the methods and
strategies used by 'blackhats', 'script kiddies', and their viruses to
gain access to unprotected networks/systems connected to the Internet.
Dana is also an active member on OCLUG's mailing lists and has been using
Linux for over five years.
Registration for this class is on a first-come first-served basis. If
you are interested in attending, please email:
mondrechak.lists at gmail.com with the the subject line: November tutorial.
Please include your name and email address in the email. Your
reservation will be confirmed via email.
Please sign up ASAP, as there are only 20 seats available. These classes
usually fill up very quickly!
Please make sure you attend if you sign up. If you must cancel, email me
so I can make the spot available to someone else.
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY COURSES
OCLUG and ExitCertified plan to continue this series of technology
courses. We plan on holding one session per month, with various topics
and skill levels covered. If you are interested in leading a training
session, or have a good idea for one, please contact
mondrechak.lists at gmail.com to arrange something.
Volunteers are needed to teach these classes and ensure the sessions
continue to be a part of OCLUG's regular schedule of events!
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February real-time/embedded Linux
ABOUT EXIT CERTIFIED
ExitCertified is an Authorized Sun Education Centre and the only training
company in Canada to focus solely on providing Sun technology education
Serving IT professionals, government agencies and corporate clients,
ExitCertified specializes in delivering Solaris(tm) Operating
Environment, Networking & Security, Server & Storage Systems and Java(tm)
Technology training. Courses offered relate to industry recognized Sun
Professional Certification programs.
For more information about ExitCertified or to view an upcoming course
schedule visit: http://www.exitcertified.com/register/
The Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group promotes and supports the use of
Linux at the local community level in Ottawa.
Founded in March 1997, OCLUG holds monthly general meetings and other
special events. Membership in OCLUG is diverse from newbies to the
proverbial Gurus. OCLUG was created to help promote Linux in the Ottawa
area and maintains several mailing lists to help accomplish this goal.
For more information about the group and its activities, please visit our
website located at: http://www.oclug.on.ca/
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