Practical Unix & Internet Security - 3rd Edition by Simpson Garfinkel, Gene Spafford & Alan Schwartz Published by: O'REILLY. Pages: 953 (yes 953) Price: $54.95 US (page for page, worth every penny)
When I was told I would be getting this book I was really looking forward todigging in to this one. Those who know me from the forum, know I am a Unixfan. So needless to say I was not sure that this book could impress me, letalone teach me anything. As I started to read through the book I realized Ihad a lot to learn.
By : postalcow
This book starts off taking baby steps, What is Unix, History, and the roleof this book. Many of you like me will be tempted to skip over this portion,but don't, It will give you some knowledge to impress your geeky friends.
This book leaves no stone unturned. It covers everything server related. Howto plan security for your system, how to secure services, understanding andmonitoring your logs and also very important, how to deal with a machinethat had security comprimised.
Who Should Own This Book? Simply, everyone who administers a boxrunning any flavor of unix, be it Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Solaris or even Irix(for you SGI fans).
This is a must have book for anyone with a Unix box. Intelligently writtenand very complete. Everyone will learn from these experts.
Reviewed by: Paul Bergad, AKA Postal Cow
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