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Sams Teach Yourself Linux Security Basics In 24 Hours Paperback – 25 May 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Technology Group; 1 edition (25 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672320916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672320910
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,974,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is an introductory, tutorial-style text designed to give the reader a strong foundational knowledge of securing a Linux system. This book teaches the reader how to securely install and run Linux as it comes shipped from most Linux distributors. Most other titles in this market focus on the use of tools and software not normally included with Linux. Our approach teaches fundamentals the reader can take to other operating systems. This text is designed to provide a basic guide to resolving security involved in the use of Linux in workstation, small server, or small network environments.

  • Covered topics include the following:
  • Securing network services such as Samba and NFS
  • Installation security details
  • Firewalling with ipchains and iptables
  • Intrusion detection, auditing, and monitoring
  • BIOS and motherboard security issues
  • Kerberos authentication
  • Data encryption
  • Eliminating ID and device risks
  • Preserving data
  • Steps to take if hacked

About the Author

Aron Hsiao is a computing entrepreneur and freelance network consultant with a background in UNIX-like operating systems stretching back to the mid-1980s. He has spent time as both an independent contractor and as a proprietor working in computer hardware and software retail, real-time software development, network deployment, Internet development, and Internet marketing. Aron has also worked as a volunteer in a number of different computer-related and education capacities in his local area. He has served as the About.com guide to Linux since 1997 and is the author of Que's The Concise Guide to XFree86 for Linux.


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I bought this book when it was recommended to me by a friend. I work as a computer programmer but once or twice a month I have to administrate some Linux servers.
After using ipchains for some time, I needed to take advantage of the new iptables implemented in the new kernels. And this book is perfect for it.
Easy to read and very well documented. Like all SAMS :) books. Briefly, if you want to quickly get up-and-running a SECURE Linux server - you must have this book!
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