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Re: Few interesting topics in Network Security please.
From: James Grace <e1photon () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:20:05 -0400

Nazier,
1) BGP stands for Border Gateway Protocol. It's the main routing protocol of the Internet.

2) Iperf is a great tool that tests the throughput of connections(ie: "How fast is this connection? Oh yeah! iperf will tell me!")

3) mrtg/cricket is a neat tool for gathering information from managed systems, like routers and switches. Cricket can be found here:http://cricket.sourceforge.net/

4) Pcap is a library for capturing packets. Ethereal, tcpdump, wireshark all use a form of pcap library.

James Grace
Network Engineer
Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment
Florida International University, Miami, Fl

On Apr 29, 2008, at 8:48 AM, Cassiem, Nazier A wrote:

Hi James,

As a new comer to IT security,please outline what these do/mean :

gp modeling, iperf, mrtg/cricket, and pcap.

Thanks in advance
Nazier

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com ] On Behalf Of James Grace
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 8:03 PM
To: Rivest, Philippe
Cc: Jon.Kibler () aset com; KishoreKumar Bairi; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Few interesting topics in Network Security please.

I am a big fan of teaching/learning:

bgp modeling, iperf, mrtg/cricket, and pcap.

James Grace
Network Engineer
Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment Florida International University, Miami, Fl


On Apr 28, 2008, at 11:10 AM, Rivest, Philippe wrote:

I would strongly consider matching Wireshark and a MITM attack
subject(Appz id: Cain & Abel). I cant belive how no body knows what
MITM is and how one would use this technique to steal info. It is
really important. Also, show some consideration to IP spoofing. I
would not spend days on these 2 subject, but a few demo & details
would greatly open the eyes of fresh IT eyes :)

Merci

Philippe Rivest, Certified Ethical Hacker

Analyste en sécurité de l'information

Métro Richelieu

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-----Message d'origine-----
De : listbounce () securityfocus com
[mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] De la part de Jon Kibler Envoyé
: lundi 28 avril 2008 10:24 À : KishoreKumar Bairi Cc :
security-basics () securityfocus com Objet : Re: Few interesting topics
in Network Security please.

KishoreKumar Bairi wrote:
Hi all,

I am a student. Who is doing project under a professor. In our
university from next year a new course on NETWORKING is going to be
started. My task is to design "lab experiments" for that course.

Can you please suggest few experimental ideas, that will help a
newbie in Networking field.

Note: "Network Security" is also included.

Three things that students are not getting in network courses that are
CRITICAL to the real world:
  1) Low level understanding of protocols
  2) Routing
  3) Packet filtering

Some tools I would recommend as absolute requirements for the course:
  wireshark
  nmap
  traceroute
  ping
  arping
  hping
  dsniff
  gobbler
  ettercap
  hunt
  yersina
  firewalk
  iptables
  snort (if you get into IDS)
  quagga (for routing)


If you get into protocol errors / DOS:
  jolt
  land
  nestea
  smurf
  fraggle

Hope this helps!

Jon Kibler
--
Jon R. Kibler
Chief Technical Officer
Advanced Systems Engineering Technology, Inc.
Charleston, SC  USA
o: 843-849-8214
c: 843-224-2494
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