on 26 December 1999
This book goes into UNIX 'security' in excellent detail. Whilst a lack of gloss and colour make the 1000 pages heavy going, the information that is included between the covers certainly covers the topic in hand and goes into great detail in the areas which really count. As Jamie says, the lengthy explanations of all topics covered mean you get a great understanding of all aspects of security, from the firewall to UNIX password cryptography to risk assessment. Having said that, 'newer' areas of security, such as next gen IDS and PKIs are missing, and an updated volume would be welcomed (please)
on 20 December 1999
In a world where security means everything, this book covers how to secure your server against the various hackers lurking out there. By various I do not mean to play it down, from one popular mailing list alone, over 600 web sites were defaced in a single month! If you don't want the same to happen to yours, it's books like these that will teach you the know-how!