Linux Network Security

Linux Network Security

eBook - 2005
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Thompson Learning
Linux networks are becoming more and more common, but security is often an overlooked issue. Unfortunately, in today?s environment all networks are potential hacker targets, from top-secret military research networks to small home LANs. Linux Network Security focuses on securing Linux in a networked environment, where the security of the entire network needs to be considered rather than just isolated machines. It uses a mix of theory and practical techniques to teach administrators how to install and use security applications, as well as how the applications work and why they are necessary. Starting with the need for security and understanding the problem, the book teaches administrators about packet filtering (firewalling) with iptables, hardening services such as Apache, BIND, Sendmail, FTP, and MySQL to prevent attacks, network analysis, encryption, local security, DoS attacks, and rootkits. Auditing networks for potential vulnerabilities and creating secure passwords is also explored. This is the one book that really details how to secure a Linux network.

Baker & Taylor
A focus on securing Linux in a networked environment, where the security of the entire network needs to be considered rather than just isolated machines, provides a mix of theory and practical techniques to teach administrators how to install and use security applications such as packet filtering, Apache, BIND, Sendmail, FTP, and MySQL, as well as how they work and why they are necessary in networks. Original. (Intermediate)

Cengage Learning
Linux networks are becoming more and more common, but security is often an overlooked issue. Unfortunately, in today's environment all networks are potential hacker targets, from top-secret military research networks to small home LANs. Linux Network Security focuses on securing Linux in a networked environment, where the security of the entire network needs to be considered rather than just isolated machines. It uses a mix of theory and practical techniques to teach administrators how to install and use security applications, as well as how the applications work and why they are necessary. Starting with the need for security and understanding the problem, the book teaches administrators about packet filtering (firewalling) with iptables, hardening services such as Apache, BIND, Sendmail, FTP, and MySQL to prevent attacks, network analysis, encryption, local security, DoS attacks, and rootkits. Auditing networks for potential vulnerabilities and creating secure passwords is also explored. This is the one book that really details how to secure a Linux network.

Book News
In this book/CD-ROM package, Smith, a programmer and system administrator, uses a mixture of theory and practical techniques to teach administrators how to install and use security applications, how the applications work, and why they are necessary. Starting with the need for security, the book explains packet filtering with ip tables, network analysis, encryption, local security, DoS attacks, and rootkits. The CD-ROM contains open source software that will allow administrators to implement techniques from the book. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Provides a mix of theory and practical techniques to teach administrators how to install and use security applications such as packet filtering, Apache, BIND, Sendmail, FTP, and MySQL, as well as how they work and why they are necessary in networks.

Publisher: Hingham, Mass. : Charles River Media, ©2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1584503963
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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