Linux Firewalls

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Novell Press, 2006 - Computers - 533 pages
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An Internet-connected Linux machine is in a high-risk situation. Linux Firewalls, Third Edition details security steps that any sized implementation--from home use to enterprise level--might take to protect itself from potential remote attackers. As with the first two editions, this book is especially useful for its explanations of iptables, packet filtering, and firewall optimization along with some advanced concepts including customizing the Linux kernel to enhance security.The third edition, while distribution neutral, has been updated for the current Linux Kernel and provides code examples for Red Hat, SUSE, and Debian implementations. Don't miss out on the third edition of the critically acclaimed Linux Firewalls.

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User Review  - miguel.lourenco - LibraryThing

Linux Firewalls provides a good introduction to packet filtering and netfilter/iptables. The book's first chapter quickly covers the aspects of TCP/IP that are most relevant for someone implementing a ... Read full review


Preliminary Concepts Underlying PacketFiltering Firewalls
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About the author (2006)

Steve Suehring is the Linux Security Editor for Linux World Magazine and uses firewalls and firewall technologies on a variety of linux systems.

A renowned firewall architect and consultant, Bob Ziegler has worked for such companies as Nokia, collaborating with a router and access groups. He is well known as the author of the two previous editions of Linux Firewalls (0735709009 and 0735710996). Ziegler operates a firewall resource site, www.linux-firewall-tools/linux to share his design skills and evaluations of tools.

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