LUV Meeting - Tuesday 1 April 2003 - "The Acacia Firewall"

Main Presentation

The Acacia Firewall by Richard Keech

This paper presents the Acacia firewall; an open source IP Tables
configuration tool for Linux. Acacia has a flow-based rule structure
which allows the complexity of the rule sets to better scale with the
number of interfaces. The rationale, key features and configuration
of Acacia will be described. In particular the paper will show the
benefits of using Acacia compared to site-specific custom IP Tables
scripts. The paper will also explain how to link packet filtering
with the advance routing capabilities of the Linux kernel.

Beginners Presentation

How to find more stuff: Regular expressions by Jason King

Ever been looking for things in a big file, but you didn't know
exactly what it looked like? You can either search multitudes of times
for similar looking text, or just do your search once, using a
mystical and mysterious concept called regular expressions (otherwise
known as a "regex").

I'll be going through the basic concepts of regular expressions and show
examples along the way so people don't get lost.

Regular expressions get used in many different programs: text editors,
console programs, and various programming languages. So with a good
knowledge of regular expressions you can get a lot of mileage out of
your computer use.

What's New by Mike MacCana

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


Tuesday 1 April 2003

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm pre-meeting refreshments

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm presentations


Telstra Auditorium

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

** 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.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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 /dev/mugs.