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Description - Troubleshooting Linux Firewalls by Michael Shinn

Covers Red Hat and SUSEWhen something goes wrong with your Linux firewall, you need to fix it--right now. You don t have time for endless newsgroup searches, confusing man pages, emails to the s an emergency! One book brings together all the step-by-step solutions and proven problem-solving techniques you ll need when the time comes: Troubleshooting Linux Firewalls.Authors Michael Shinn and Scott Shinn are among the world s leading firewall experts; they ve even been hired to protect computer security at the White House. In this book, they cover every area where Linux firewalls can go wrong: rules and filtering problems, Layer 2/3/4 issues, trouble with individual services, DNS/DHCP failures, even misconfigured VPNs. They also present an easy, start-to-finish troubleshooting methodology that ll help you identify even the newest or most obscure firewall problem fast--and solve it!Inside, you will find in-depth information on the following areas: What you must know about iptables and netfilter to troubleshoot and avoid problems Using loggers, sniffers, and other tools to diagnose even the most obscure firewall problems Making sure your firewall rules work the way they re supposed to Resolving problems with Network Address Translation and IP Forwarding Troubleshooting SMTP, Apache, Squid, NFS, FTP, instant messaging, and other Web-based services Finding and fixing common problems with IPsec VPN configuration Making your firewalls more failure-resistant: recommendations from the expertsIf you depend on a Linux firewall, what will you do if it goes down? With Troubleshooting Linux Firewalls, you can be confident that the solutions are right at hand--so you can sleep at night!(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780321227232
ISBN-10: 0321227239
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 181mm x 18mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Shinn

AUTHORS Michael Shinn is managing partner of the Prometheus Group, an IT security consulting firm. He was formerly a member of Cisco's Advanced Network Security Research group and a senior software developer and founding member of the firm's Signatures and Exploits Development Team. Scott Shinn co-founded Plesk, a server management firm. He was formerly a senior network security engineer specializing in penetration testing for Fortune 50 clients at Wheelgroup, a firm later acquired by Cisco. Both authors served on the White House technology staff, specializing in security and penetration testing of both internal and Internet-connected systems. A(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.