"Hardening" is the process of protecting a system and its applications against unknown threats. Hardening Linux identifies many of the risks of running Linux hosts and applications and provides practical examples and methods to minimize those risks. The book is written for Linux/UNIX administrators who do not necessarily have in-depth knowledge of security but need to know how to secure their networks. In this book, you'll learn how to secure: The base operating system and firewall with iptables Connections to your hosts Fie systems and files Email servers IMAP and POP servers FTP servers A quick reference of the procedures discussed in each chapter are summarized in Appendix C.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Mark Chandler is UNIX Technical Architect for the KAZ Group Limited in Australia. He is an authority on Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks, and Storage Area Networks. He has extensive experience with Linux, UNIX, Windows, AS/400, AIX, HP-UX and DEC. James Turnbull is Chief Technology Officer for The George Institute in Australia. He is an expert on IT infrastructure design, Linux, UNIX, Windows, IBM mainframes, network storage, support services design, and business application support.