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After completing these activities you should be able to:

This lab will be broken up into two parts. In the first part, each team will secure its own network. In the second part, each team will attack the other's network. Remember, though, your efforts to secure your network cannot interfere with the network services you must provide!

Important: Your team should use your IRC-Chat server, which is hosted on your DNS, to communicate during the lab. This will give your team members a convenient way to communicate and, in particular, to share information as you secure your own network and attack your opponent's network. Once you've logged in to your host on the virtual network and pulled up a shell, start up the IRC client and connect to your team's IRC server as follows:
  1. Go to the the Applications Menu --> Internet--> XChat IRC
  2. When the client comes up, choose your team's IRC network from the list of Networks, and click connect.
  3. In the resulting window: a) Enter your nickname (change the generic studentXX), b) choose to join the channel #team. Note that 'nickname' is the only field you need to change.
Important: In xchat use ctrl-c to copy and ctrl-v to paste!