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Building Internet Firewalls

By (author) Elizabeth D. Zwicky , By (author) D.Brent Chapman , Revised by Simon Cooper

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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 risks--and the need to protect both business and personal data--have 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 network--such as eavesdropping, a worm program, or file damage--from 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.

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  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 1,406.13g
  • 01 Sep 2000
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Sebastopol
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1565928717
  • 9781565928718
  • 1,116,203

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Elizabeth D. Zwicky is a director at Counterpane Internet Security, a managed security services company. She has been doing large-scale Unix system administration and related work for 15 years, and was a founding board member of both the System Administrators Guild (SAGE) and BayLISA (the San Francisco Bay Area system administrators group), as well as a nonvoting member of the first board of the Australian system administration group, SAGE-AU. She has been involuntarily involved in Internet security since before the 1988 Morris Internet worm. In her lighter moments, she is one of the few people who makes significant use of the rand function in PostScript, producing PostScript documents that are different every time they're printed. Simon Cooper is a computer professional currently working in Silicon Valley. He has worked in different computer-related fields ranging from hardware through operating systems and device drivers to application software and systems support in both commercial and educational environments. He has an interest in the activities of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and USENIX, is a member of the British Computer Conservation Society, and is a founding member of the Computer Museum History Center. Simon has released a small number of his own open source programs and has contributed time and code to the XFree86 project. In his spare time, Simon likes to play ice hockey, solve puzzles of a mathematical nature, and tinker with Linux. D. Brent Chapman is a networking professional in Silicon Valley. He has designed and built Internet firewall systems for a wide range of organizations, using a variety of techniques and technologies. He is the founder of the Firewalls Internet mailing list, and creator of the Majordomo mailing list management package. He is the founder, principal, and technical lead of Great Circle Associates, Inc., a highly regarded strategic consulting and training firm specializing in Internet networking and security. Over the last 15 years, Brent has worked in a variety of consulting, engineering, and management roles in information technology, operations, and technology marketing for a wide range of employers and clients, including the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), and Covad Communications Company.

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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 risks--and the need to protect both business and personal data--have 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 network--such as eavesdropping, a worm program, or file damage--from 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.

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