Older blog entries for fpmip (starting at number 3)

10 Oct 2001 (updated 10 Oct 2001 at 22:18 UTC) »

SecIDS seems to be working ok ... but it is still based on 2.4.9 + lids + grsecurity. I wonder when the guys working on LIDS put out a version for 2.4.11 ... As soon as lids/rsbac + grsecurity are supported on 2.4.11 I'll put a new secos patch on my site.

Last monday I gave a presentation together with adulau on "forensic analysis" at the clussil. You can find his slides on http://www.foo.be/gt/forensic/ and mine on http://www.fruru.com/forensic-20011008. Both presentations are in french (or at least some of it is...)

Future topics of interest might include some wireless stuff or secured operating systems.

Time has told ... I went there on a calm evening ... a very calm evening even ... so not much to tell. This does of course not say anything about the quality of the event, which I've heard is quite OK !

Anyway, I've been looking into Linux From Scratch. Seems a relatively simple thing to make one's own distribution. I won't have time to follow this trail, unfortunately, still going the RedHat route for SecOS.

I hope that something releaseable (what a word) will be ready by tomorrow evening.

Oh yes, I've also decided to move. In 11 days. The joys of renting a house ! The numerous phone-calls to make ! The approaching deadlines ! ;-)

Today I posted my linux kernel patches (well ... these are actually other people's patches but I'm entitled to 1/INF credit for resolving patch conflicts ;-) on http://www.conostix.org/~fpmip/secos-patch.

Let's now hope that this stuff helps people ...
On a different note, tonight I'm going to the Linux Beer Hike in Bouillon (that's in Belgium, folks, look it up ;-) hoping to have a great time. Time will tell...

21 Aug 2001 (updated 27 Aug 2001 at 21:53 UTC) »

I have been working on SecOS lately. It is sort of a mini-distribution geared towards (fairly generic ;-) appliances. It is based on RedHat, but there is only a minimal set of packages, sufficient to run eg. firewalling software, and some custom stuff has been added.

Also, the kernel is a bit modified : I've put both grsecurity as well as RSBAC in it.

The base OS image is now here, but the installation script and the RSBAC settings still need some tweaking...

Furthermore there is a presentation on SSH upcoming where I should show some practical stuff re. SSH usage and features ... Good thing I went to Dug Song and Solar Designer's speech @ HAL2001 ... this gives me some ideas ;-)

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