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excellent coverage of core firewaaling issues a useful complete guide (Linux User, March 2003)

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Your Official Red Hat Linux Guide to Firewalls

Reviewed and approved by the experts at Red Hat, this comprehensive reference guide gives you all the tools to construct firewalls on a Red Hat server that will lock out intruders and defend your network against attacks.

Red Hat Linux expert and IT professor Bill McCarty begins by giving you a solid foundation in security technology and philosophy. You′ll examine the importance of perimeter security and the central role packet–filtering firewalls play, understand the network traffic patterns associated with common Internet services, and explore ways to develop firewall policies that permit, prohibit, or restrict use. With this groundwork in place, you then discover how to cost–justify, design, implement, test, and operate packet–filtering firewalls constructed with Red Hat Linux. You′ll also gain valuable information about related topics, such as implementing bastion hosts and detecting network intrusion.

This guidebook arms you with everything you need to secure your Red Hat Linux system with state–of–the–art firewalls.

Proven Security Solutions with Red Hat Linux Firewalls
∗ Examine the migration from ipchains in earlier releases of Red Hat Linux to the iptables in Red Hat Linux 8
∗ Manage iptable log files
∗ Customize firewalls produced with lokkit
∗ Learn how to use Red Hat Linux with the traditional bastion host firewall setup
∗ Discover IP masquerading, network address translation, and other advanced Red Hat firewall features
∗ Study firewalls and firewall administration techniques that work "out of the box" on Red Hat Linux systems
∗ Gain a working knowledge of firewall design, implementation, and administration

"Learn how to protect your network from evil attackers, and from yourself, by making a firewall using Red Hat Linux and other open source software."
–Mark J. Cox, Senior Director of Engineering, Red Hat

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
great desc of ipchains & iptables! 14 Jan. 2003
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Format: Paperback
I was looking for a good book on iptables and this book exceeded my expectations. RedHat Firewalls provides a great description of ipchains, iptables, and also some good sample scripts. In the past, I used the 'Linux Firewalls' book, but if you're running RedHat systems, this is the book for you.
Half of the book was 'into to firewalls' stuff, which may come in handy for someone new to firewalls entirely. I would have preferred more info on troubleshooting.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Bill is the coolest! 12 May 2003
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Although I am not finished this book, halfway, I feel compelled to review it. The book has great humor, good info, and makes a very dry read interesting. Although it does not go into great detail on implementing firewalls in the real world, it does have all you need to get moving on your own. I wish that it covered implementation in greater detail but then again most linux guys want to "feel" smarter by figuring it out on their own.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Book on Linux Firewalls 26 Sept. 2003
By Demosthenes Pasadis - Published on
Format: Paperback
I wish this book was released a year ago! I spent a great deal of time and energy figuring how to set up and configure a Linux IPTABLES firewall. I did it the hard way. I dug up information from many sources and finally accomplished my mission.
This beauty of this book is that the author has put everything you need in one place. It gives the reader a good conceptual understanding of the concepts and then goes into detail on how to build your firewall. It also contains actual IPTABLES code that you can use with little modification.
Great book! Thanks Bill.
Excellent firewall book 26 April 2005
By B. Gorley - Published on
Format: Paperback
What I was looking for in this was a book explaining IPTABLES. What I got was much more. The book starts with overall theory and firewalls in practice, basics off the major network protocols, TCP, UDP, and then moves into the how-to's and breaks down the iptables commands. Script examples are great, already put some of his suggestions into practice.

Would recommend to anyone building a Linux firewall.
1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good book - Lousy support 7 Sept. 2003
By Charles Butterfield - Published on
Format: Paperback
The book was very informative. However after finishing it, I was stupified to discover that there is no online errata and/or script download site. (Or if there is one, it is sure hard to find). It seems that Wiley and "RedHat Press" are hopelessly behind the times. This is a serious flaw in an otherwise very useful book.
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