LUV Meeting - Tuesday 3 June 2003 - NSA Security Enhanced Linux

June LUV Meeting

Beginners Presentation

Awk - when sed and grep just isn't enough by Jason King
AWK is a console program that can be used for all sorts of purposes in script files. With AWK you can do simple counting of lines, sorting, even reading web pages.

This talk will introduce you to the syntax and use of AWK.
It is assumed that you know the basics of shell scripting, regular expressions, and what functions and variables are. (If that isn't the case please read the earlier LUV presentations).

What's New by Mike MacCana

What has happened in the Linux world in the last month.

2 minute break.

Main Presentation

Introduction to NSA Security Enhanced Linux by
Russell Coker

SE Linux is a system for restricting the access of Linux
programs based on the domain-type model and role based
access. It is comprised of a kernel patch and patches to
some important applications (mostly login programs).

I will describe the concepts behind SE Linux, the
security model that is used, and the operations that can be
controlled by it.

Also I will describe the Linux Security Modules
project which SE Linux is based on.

I will also discuss my SE Linux "play machine" which is
online to allow people to test out SE Linux. I will provide
all necessary information to allow people to try out the
play machine after the meeting and see what SE Linux
is really about.


Telstra Auditorium

level 1, 242 Exhibition St, (on the corner of Lonsdale St.), Melbourne.

late access

The front entrance is locked at 7pm.

Entry between 7 and 8pm can be obtained by entering through the door located on Exhibition St between the Chemist and the Newsagents.

Access from the street is not available after 8pm.

Thank you to IBM who provide us with the venue.


Tuesday 3 June 2003

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm presentations

After the meeting everyone is welcome to join us at
Cafe on Bourke for dinner.

LUV will also have a selection of Linux merchandise
on sale, including Tux plush penguins, Tux keyrings and tie,
Linux PC badges, three flavours of penguin mints and