[Dshield] IRC chat #dshielders invitation

David Taylor ltr at isc.upenn.edu
Sat May 21 00:43:27 GMT 2005

I find the Dshield mailing list very helpful in sharing information about
computer security.  I think it is a great service.  In addition to this list
there is also another resource some of you may or may not be aware of. There
is an IRC chat channel which is used to discuss issues in real-time! Several
of us on the list hang out here and chat about things. Not always security
matters.  We 'unplug' every once in a while!

All of you are encouraged to join us in the channel.  Just stop by and hang
out when you have a chance. This is a great place to share real-time
information! Here you might ask questions where normally you wouldn't on the
mailing list. Besides, it is much helpful to get answers when there is a
live dialog.

The original channel was #dshield but the creator (who shall remain
nameless) forgot the password. =)  In a channel like this you have to have
channel operators who can maintain proper control of the channel so another
channel was created.

As far as I know this is not an official SANS sponsored channel. I think the
other one (#dshield) was but the password thingy happened. =)

irc.freenode.com 6667 

Hope to see you all there soon!

IRC isn't used as much as it was in the past so there may be some of you
that don't know how to use IRC.  If anyone needs some guidance in being able
to connect to the channel please feel free to contact me.

I am including a basic profile of myself in the event anyone wants to talk
about things I work on.

My Profile:
David Taylor
IRC Nickname: PennSecurity
SR Information Security Analyst
University of Pennsylvania

Things I know a little about:
Honeypots on VMWare
Capturing packets of hacker activity and analysis
LaBrea tarpit - Special thanks to Tom Liston for such an awesome proggie!
Bridge Firewalls
Snort IDS and Snort Inline
Windows system administration
IPSEC packet filtering
Finding hacked boxes/port scanning banner grabbing and testing ftp
Vulnerability scanning
Finding rootkits
Some penetration testing
Security in general
*Disclaimer - I still have a lot to learn about all of the above.

David Taylor //Sr. Information Security Specialist
University of Pennsylvania Information Security 
Philadelphia PA USA
LTR at ISC.UPENN.EDU               (215) 898-1236

SANS - The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities 

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