Abstract: Practical information on how to secure a variety of UNIX systems, commercial as well as Linux, with a special emphasis on Internet concerns.
Keywords: book review, internet, unix, Linux, SunOS, Solaris, BSDI, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, TCP/IP, proxy servers, firewalls, computer operating systems, network security.
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Title: Practical UNIX and Internet Security, Second Edition
Author: Simson Garfinkel, Gene Spafford
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date Published: October 1995
ISBN: 1565921488
LOCN: QA76.76.O63G38 1996
Dewey: 005.8 20
Pages: 971
Bibliography: 112
Figures: 36
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Part I: Computer Security Basics

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Policies and Guidelines

Part II: User Responsibilities

Chapter 3: Users and Passwords

Chapter 4: Users, Groups, and the Superuser

Chapter 5: The UNIX Filesystem

Chapter 6: Cryptography

Part III: System Security

Chapter 7: Backups

Chapter 8: Defending Your Accounts

Chapter 9: Integrity Management

Chapter 10: Auditing and Logging

Chapter 11: Protecting Against Programmed Threats

Chapter 12: Physical Security

Chapter 13: Personnel Security

Part IV: Network and Internet Security

Chapter 14: Telephone Security

Chapter 15: UUCP

Chapter 16: TCP/IP Networks

Chapter 17: TCP/IP Services

Chapter 18: WWW Security

Chapter 19: RPC, NIS, NIS+, and Kerberos

Chapter 20: NFS

Part V: Advanced Topics

Chapter 21: Firewalls

Chapter 22: Wrappers and Proxies

Chapter 23: Writing Secure SUID and Network Programs

Part VI: Handling Security Incidents

Chapter 24: Discovering a Break-in

Chapter 25: Denial of Service Attacks and Solutions

Chapter 26: Computer Security and U.S. Law

Chapter 27: Who Do You Trust?

Part VII: Appendices

Appendix A: UNIX Security Checklist

Appendix B: Important Files

Appendix C: UNIX Processes

Appendix D: Paper Sources

Appendix E: Electronic Sources

Appendix F: Organizations

Appendix G: Table of IP Services


Author:        Garfinkel, Simson.
Title:         Practical UNIX and Internet security / Simson
                  Garfinkel and Gene Spafford.
Edition:       2nd ed., expanded & updated.
Published:     Bonn ; Cambridge, MA : O'Reilly & Associates,
Description:   xxix, 971 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:        Computer security
LC Call No.:   QA76.76.O63G38 1996
Dewey No.:     005.8 20
ISBN:          1565921488
Notes:         Rev. ed. of: Practical UNIX security. c1991.
               Includes bibliographical references (p. 877-888)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Operating systems (Computers)
               UNIX (Computer file)
               Computer security.
               Internet (Computer network) -- Congresses.
Other authors: Spafford, Gene.
               Garfinkel, Simson. Practical UNIX security.
Series Entry:  Computer security (Sebastopol, Calif.)
Control No.:   96161185 


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