JJ Neff jjneff at
Mon Apr 9 23:42:52 EDT 2001

What prompted my questions (and idea for a topic) was watching my Activity
Light on my cable modem flash constantly.  I wanted to know what tools I could
use to see what is causing it to flash when I am not doing anything...  I
thought I disabled 137-139 (M$ networking?) but I must have left my win98 box
enabled.  Since I use an LRP I amnot terribly concerned about people coming
into my network but I still want to know what makes the light flash :-)  I
assumed it is flashing from activity coming TO the cable modem from the outside
world. What, by whom ,and for what reason?

Not only what tools but How to use them...

I hope everyone is swell with moving the meeting back a week.  We will take an
opportunity at the next meeting to go over teh next 4-6 months and actually try
to figure out major holidays and events. (parades, holidays etc etc)

--- Robert Meyer <meyer_rm at> wrote:
> John Neff and I were chatting about the next this morning on the way into
> work.
>  It seems that next Sunday (or this coming Sunday, depending on your
> perception) is going to be Easter Sunday.  I'm sure that most folks of the
> Christian persuasion want to spend that time with their families so I think
> that we'll reschedule the meeting for Sunday, April 22.  That will give us
> some
> more time to think of something to work on for the meeting.
> John suggested that we have a meeting dedicated to security.  With the new
> information and misinformation coming out about Linux exploits and supposed
> viruses, I think that it would be good to spend some time talking about what
> kinds of tools are available for three key areas:
> 1) Protection from intrusion (per machine and site wide)
> 2) Intrusion detection
> 3) Clean up after a breach
> I have some ideas on item 1, have little experience with item 2 and have
> never
> had to do item 3.  Is there anyone in the group (or maybe several of us) that
> could put together some good, sensible information on this stuff?  I remember
> that there was a discussion some time ago about whether no security measure
> is
> too much versus an assessed risk/cost approach is better.
> I think that we could go a long way towards helping our fellow Linux admins
> (and Unix in general) by trying to generate a list of things to do and what
> not
> to do in a security conscious environment.
> Anybody have comments/information/(complaints about my use of parenthetical
> phrases :-)?
> Cheers!
> Bob Meyer
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