[Muug] MUUG Meeting, Feb 10, 7:30pm -- Firewall Software for UNIX

MUUG meeting announcements muug-announce at muug.mb.ca
Tue Feb 3 11:22:36 CST 2009

The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
meeting on Tuesday, February 10.  The meeting topic for this month is
as follows:

   Firewall Software for UNIX

   Network firewalls are typically dedicated boxes that sit between an
   organisation's internal network and the Internet. But how do you
   protect hosts that are outside of that, such as in a DMZ? How do you
   protect your internal hosts from potential rogue systems? What if
   you can't afford a dedicated firewall?

   As it turns out, most common UNIX/Linux systems today have some form
   of packet filtering software included in their kernels. These can be
   used to provide added protection for Internet-connected hosts, at no
   extra cost. In this presentation, Gilbert Detillieux will look at
   three such solutions: ipfilter for Solaris (and also available for
   other platforms), ipfw for Mac OS X, and Netfilter/iptables for
   Linux. In addition to showing some of the basic features of each,
   the presentation will also mention some of the limitations. Time
   permitting, a demo of each system will be given (possibly with GUI

The group holds its general meetings at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of
every month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be a
MUUG member to attend.

   Please note our meeting location: The IBM offices, at 400 Ellice Ave.
   (between Edmonton and Kennedy). When you arrive, you will have to
   sign in at the reception desk, and then wait for someone to take you
   (in groups) to the meeting room. Please try to arrive by about 7:15pm, 
   so the meeting can start promptly at 7:30pm. Don't be late, or you may
   not get in.  (But don't come too early either, since security may not
   be there to let you in before 7:15 or so.) Non-members may be required
   to show photo ID at the security desk.

   Limited parking is available for free on the street, either on Ellice
   Ave. or on some of the intersecting streets. Indoor parking is also
   available nearby, at Portage Place, for $3.00 for the evening. Bicycle
   parking is available in a bike rack under video surveillance located
   behind the building on Webb Place.

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Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
PO Box 130 St-Boniface		Phone:  (204)474-8161
Winnipeg MB CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:    (204)474-7609

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