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Linux Network Security
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Linux Network Security

by Peter G Smith, Smith
 

ISBN-10: 1584503963

ISBN-13: 9781584503965

Pub. Date: 01/02/2005

Publisher: 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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584503965
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/02/2005
Series:
Administrator's Advantage Series
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
541
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1 Introduction: The Need For Security Chapter 2 Understanding the Problem Chapter 3 A Secure Topology Chapter 4 Assessing the Network Chapter 5 Packet Filtering with Iptables Chapter 6 Basic System Security Measures Chapter 7 Desktop Chapter 8 System Hardening Chapter 9 Access Control Chapter 10 Securing Services Chapter 11 Keeping Secure Appendix A Recompiling the Linux Kernel Appendix B Kernel Configuration Options for Networking Appendix C NAT Firewall Script Appendix D Complete Firewall Script Appendix E Cryptography Appendix F About the CD-ROM Index

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