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Building Internet Firewalls, Second Edition

Building Internet Firewalls, Second Edition
  • #: 100689
  • Price: $6.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2009-09-18
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 7.50 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: O'Reilly Media, Inc
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.0 or later
  • © O'Reilly Media, Inc.
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By Elizabeth D. Zwicky, Simon Cooper, D. Brent Chapman

Published by O'Reilly Media (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781565928718/)

In the five years since the first edition of this classic book was published, Internet use has exploded. The commercial world has rushed headlong into doing business on the Web, often without integrating sound security technologies and policies into their products and methods. The security risksand the need to protect both business and personal datahave never been greater. We've updated Building Internet Firewalls to address these newer risks.

What kinds of security threats does the Internet pose? Some, like password attacks and the exploiting of known security holes, have been around since the early days of networking. And others, like the distributed denial of service attacks that crippled Yahoo, E-Bay, and other major e-commerce sites in early 2000, are in current headlines.

Firewalls, critical components of today's computer networks, effectively protect a system from most Internet security threats. They keep damage on one part of the networksuch as eavesdropping, a worm program, or file damagefrom spreading to the rest of the network. Without firewalls, network security problems can rage out of control, dragging more and more systems down.

Like the bestselling and highly respected first edition, Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition, is a practical and detailed step-by-step guide to designing and installing firewalls and configuring Internet services to work with a firewall. Much expanded to include Linux and Windows coverage, the second edition describes:

* Firewall technologies: packet filtering, proxying, network address translation, virtual private networks

* Architectures such as screening routers, dual-homed hosts, screened hosts, screened subnets, perimeter networks, internal firewalls

* Issues involved in a variety of new Internet services and protocols through a firewall

* Email and News

* Web services and scripting languages (e.g., HTTP, Java, JavaScript, ActiveX, RealAudio, RealVideo)

* File transfer and sharing services such as NFS, Samba

* Remote access services such as Telnet, the BSD "r" commands, SSH, BackOrifice 2000

* Real-time conferencing services such as ICQ and talk

* Naming and directory services (e.g., DNS, NetBT, the Windows Browser)

* Authentication and auditing services (e.g., PAM, Kerberos, RADIUS);

* Administrative services (e.g., syslog, SNMP, SMS, RIP and other routing protocols, and ping and other network diagnostics)

* Intermediary protocols (e.g., RPC, SMB, CORBA, IIOP)

* Database protocols (e.g., ODBC, JDBC, and protocols for Oracle, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server)

The book's complete list of resources includes the location of many publicly available firewall construction tools.

Superb Reading Features

Through a partnership between O'Reilly Media and Lexcycle, this app includes the same features that have made Stanza an iPhone phenomenon with over a million downloads:

* Full book text search

* Several fonts and themes to choose from

* Built-in dictionary

* The ability to add annotations

* Landscape view

* Extensive cross-referencing and working hyperlinks

* Zoom function for images and screenshots

About O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Whether it's delivered in print, online, or in person, everything O'Reilly produces reflects the company's unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation. Learn more about Ebooks from O'Reilly at oreilly.com/ebooks.

About Lexcycle

Lexcycle is the creator of Stanza Bookbinder which was used to create this standalone book application. Stanza Bookbinder is based on the popular iPhone Ebook reading application, Stanza. For more information about Stanza, visit www.lexcycle.com.

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