When Practical Unix Security was first published more than a decade ago, it became an instant classic. Crammed with information about host security, it saved many a Unix system administrator from disaster. The second edition added much-needed Internet security coverage and doubled the size of the original volume. The third edition is a comprehensive update of this very popular book - a companion for the Unix/Linux system administrator who needs to secure his or her organization's system, networks, and web presence in an increasingly hostile world.Computer security basics: introduction to security problems and solutions, Unix history and lineage, and the importance of security policies as a basic element of system security.
Security building blocks: fundamentals of Unix passwords, users, groups, the Unix file system, cryptography, physical security, and personnel security.
Network security: a detailed look at modem and dialup security, TCP/IP, securing individual network services, Sun's RPC, various host and network authentication systems (e.g., NIS, NIS+, and Kerberos), NFS and other file systems, and the importance of secure programming.
Secure operations: keeping up to date in today's changing security world, backups, defending against attacks, performing integrity management, and auditing.
Incidents: discovering a break-in, dealing with programmed threats and denial of service attacks, and legal aspects of computer security.
This new edition of Practical UNIX and Internet Security provides detailed coverage of today's security and networking issues. It focuses on the four most popular Unix variants today: Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X. It covers:
The book also includes a variety of helpful appendixes, including a comprehensive security checklist and a detailed bibliography of paper and electronic references for further reading and research.
In addition to bringing the entire book up to date, the authors have added far more information about Linux, security policy, and cryptography, and have added new sections on embedded systems, biometrics, additional Internet protocols, new authentication systems such as LDAP and PAM, and anti-theft technologies.
Packed with 1000 pages of helpful text, scripts, tips, and warnings, this third edition remains the definitive reference for Unix administrators and anyone concerned about keeping their systems and networks secure.
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Page Count (est.): 954
Pub Date: 2/26/2003