Complete guide to securing your Linux system from instrusions. Security guru Bob Toxen details exactly how intruders gain access to your system and what you need to do to stop them. Four parts discuss: Securing Your System; Preparing for an Intrusion; Detecting an Intrusion, and Recovering from an Intrusion. Uses real world case studies and examples.
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—From the foreword by Eric S. Raymond
—Steve Bourne, Creator of the Bourne Shell
Your enemy is coming—are you ready?
It's not a question of "if" but "when." Will you be ready to protect your system when a cracker comes to call? Real World Linux Security goes beyond the books that merely detail system vulnerabilities; it offers system administrators practical solutions for safeguarding Linux systems and actively responding to break-in attempts. Veteran Bob Toxen shows you how to know your enemies and stop them at the front gate, before they can damage your system.
The hands-on guide to protecting your Linux data—and yourself
The accompanying CD contains original software that locks out crackers and alerts system administrators. In addition, it includes programs that monitor system health and report suspicious activities, detect network sniffers, and speed backup and recovery.About the Author
Bob Toxen has 26 years of UNIX/Linux experience, and is one of the 168 recognized developers of Berkeley UNIX. He learned about security as a student at UC Berkeley, when he played for "the other team," successfully cracking several of the original UNIX systems there. He is president of Fly-By-Day Consulting, specializing in Linux security, client/server creation, system administration, porting, and C programming.Technical Reviewers
Bob Toxen has over 26 years of UNIX & Linux experience. He was a developer of the original Berkeley Unix, and one of four responsible for porting Unix to SGI hardware -- kernel hacking a C2-compliant secure Unix system. Formerly Unix sysadmin for one of the world's largest shipping companies, he also architected the server that controls one of today's leading network disk appliances.
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