Re: O'Reilly SSH authors have new Linux security book (COMMERCIAL)
From: Daniel Barrett (dbarrett_at_spinky.blazemonger.com)
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 20:44:35 GMT
On Sat, 07 Jun 2003 01:44:15 GMT, notbob <firstname.lastname@example.org> asked
about O'Reilly's "Linux Security Cookbook:"
>Yes, the book looks pretty handy... But where's the CD?
We'd prefer to put together a web site with scripts, etc.: CD-ROMs are just
a teensy bit more difficult to update. :-) We'll announce when it becomes
Also, unlike the recipes in a language cookbook (Perl, PHP, etc.),
which can be generic or encapsulated in subroutines, and therefore
suitable for downloading and running directly, security recipes often
need to be specific to a particular system, filesystem, or situation.
So it's likely you'd have to tailor things anyway. But I agree it
would save on typing in some cases.
In any event, I think you'll find most scripts are pretty short, since
they target specific problems.
-- Dan Barrett, email@example.com Coauthor, LINUX SECURITY COOKBOOK: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxsckbk/