[CALUG] CALUG October 12th Meeting Announcement
robert+calug at trueblade.com
Thu Oct 6 16:32:30 CDT 2005
The Columbia, Maryland Linux Users Group (CALUG) will meet on Wednesday,
October 12th at 7:00 PM at our /training/etc location at 7150 Riverwood
Drive, Suite J, Columbia, Md 21046.
The topic of the meeting will be: "Using tb-sshdfilter to Thwart
Automated ssh Attacks" presented by Eric Smith and Robert Burgoyne of
True Blade Systems, Inc.
Brute force ssh break-in attempts using automated programs in an attempt
to secure shell access to a Linux system are commonplace. If you study
the logfiles of nearly any Linux system exposed to the Internet you will
often see hundreds or even thousands of break-in attempts each week.
An existing program, sshdfilter, attempts to solve this problem. Eric
Smith studied sshdfilter and determined that a new solution was required
to address his clients' requirements. tb-sshdfilter is a new program,
written in Python, which attempts to provide a more flexible and robust
tb-sshdfilter will be released to the general public at the same time as
the CALUG meeting under the GPL license.
Refreshments will be served.
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