REVIEW: "Network Security Hacks", Andrew Lockart
From: Rob Slade, doting grandpa of Ryan and Trevor (rslade_at_sprint.ca)
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 21:32:16 GMT
"Network Security Hacks", Andrew Lockart, 2004, 0-596-00643-8,
%A Andrew Lockart
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%I O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
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%P 298 p.
%T "Network Security Hacks"
Chapter one lists twenty tips for using a number of utilities and
programs to enhance the security of UNIX systems. The explanations
are clear and specific, although you would probably have to be really
familiar with UNIX administration to get the full benefit of these
suggestions. Windows gets ten hacks in chapter two. While useful,
these could have had more explanation in some cases, in regard to the
limitations and pitfalls of the recommendations. Almost all of the
network security tools discussed in chapter three are for UNIX,
although some do have Windows versions. The same is true with the
logging tips in chapter four, although there is mention of arranging
to have Windows report to a syslogd. Network monitoring, and some
analysis thereof, is in chapter five. Tunnels and VPN (Virtual
Private Network) products are detailed in chapter six. Most of the
network intrusion detection material in chapter seven concerns Snort.
(You are not my NIDS, you are a Snort!) Chapter eight lists a few
recovery and response tools.
If you run a UNIX system and network, this book enumerates many useful
tasks, settings, and tools that will help to make your systems and
network more secure.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 2004 BKNTSCHK.RVW 20041106
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