Badam halwa foss conf 2009
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai (TCE), has conducted a 3 day conference on free open source software (www.fossconf.in) with a little help ilugc and nrcfoss.I attended all the three days.
As we registered for a demo stall, for the first two days i was busy explaining about my demo stall.
The demo stall was on “Security power tools in linux”.Initially i thought of giving demo on nmap,ettercap and metasploit framework.But removed metasploit framework at the last moment.
Most people came there were familiar with nmap.I explained them about ettercap.How to create hostlist.How to do a MITM with ettercap.How to use various ettercap plugins.I explained about arp cache poisoning.
They provided internet connection (both wireless and wired) and assigned ip in class A.So i took some range to demo ettercap.
I nmaped their proxy server.Intercepted communication between particular range of computers and the proxy server to demo ettercap (well no offence, i havent stored or captured any thing important).
People were amazed to see the TFT screen of my laptop when i started packet visualization (packet visualization just printf’s all packets)
One guy from TCE claimed that nmap is a freeware not free software (Oh my holy god), i took pain to show the license information in the man pages of nmap.(/gpl)
Kids of TVS matric higher secondary school,explained about their demo stalls in cute english.I bow Mr.Raman who made a wise choice of giving prizes to encourage the school students.
Today in Tamilnadu foss grows really in schools not in colleges (:() .I know a lot of engineering students who dont know a heck about linux, this is a real shame.
I met people like shakthi kannan (http://www.shakthimaan.com/) .Jaya Engineering college CSE hod, who is the stepping stone for foss in his college (www.jayafossclub.org).I met collabnet people (people who created svn).Ubuntu tamil team.
On the last day, the demo stalls were closed, so attended talks. Morning I attended the first session which was about NRC-FOSS academic initiatives (?).And raised some interesting questions.
Then second session i attended was about “Network tools in linux” by barathi subramaniam.Which was very basic to me.
The third was about Eclipse IDE.
And fourth was a blast, people who created SVN explained us about SVN,GIT and CVS.