Andy Bair demos WebJob at GNHLUG-nashua tonight

Who : Andy Bair

What : WebJob

Where: Martha’s Exchange

Day : Thur 16 Feb (*TONIGHT*)

Time : 6:00 PM for grub, 7:30 PM for presentation

WebJob is a client-server system, where a tiny client requests and
downloads a program from a server, executes that program on the client,
then uploads the results to the server.

WebJob provides a mechanism for running known good programs on
damaged orpotentially compromised systems. It is ideal for remote
diagnostics, incident response, and evidence collection.

WebJob also provides a centralized management framework. It thereby
supports and automates a large number of common host-based tasks such
as: periodic system checks, file updates, integrity monitoring,
patch/package management, and so on.

Andy plans to discuss the tool, its architecture, and one or more
demos.

Details at http://www.gnhlug.org

Andy adds:

WebJob is a client-server system, where a tiny
client requests and downloads a program from a
server, executes that program on the client,
then uploads the results to the server. WebJob
is useful because it provides a mechanism for
running known good programs on damaged or
potentially compromised systems. This makes it
ideal for remote diagnostics, incident response,
and evidence collection. WebJob also provides a
framework that is conducive to centralized
management. Therefore, it can support and help
automate a large number of common administrative
tasks and host-based monitoring scenarios such
as periodic system checks, file updates,
integrity monitoring, patch/package management,
and so on.

Here is the outline for the discussion:

  • High-level View
  • Details: Client–Server Interaction
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Execution Example
  • WebJob in Action
  • Demos

The WebJob paper (what-is-webjob-paper.pdf) and
presentation (what-is-webjob-presentation.pdf) are
located at the following URL.

http://webjob.sourceforge.net/WebJob/Papers.shtml

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