Michael Rash, Security Researcher

fwknop Presentation at BARcamp Chicago

fwknop at BARcamp Chicago Scott Beatty recently prepared a talk about fwknop at the 2008 BARcamp gathering in Chicago. It is nice to see fwknop getting some additional publicity, and Scott emphasizes Single Packet Authorization (SPA) mode communications over the legacy port knocking mode (which often seem to be confused as the same thing). Scott's talk is entitled Protect Your SSH Port (and Others) With fwknop, and has a lot of excellent supporting graphics - including screenshots of both the Nmap cross-platform frontend Zenmap and the fwknop Windows UI in action - to help illustrate authentication concepts and fwknop usage.

From the BARcamp Chicago website: A BARcamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants. The name BARcamp was inspired as a complement to FOOcamp, a private tech gathering run by Tim O'Reilly.