Chapter 26. Running a Secure System


In this chapter we discuss basic Linux system security. Security is unfortunately a topic of ever-growing importance, especially with the increasing use of permanently network-connected systems that are vulnerable to remote attacks even while unattended.

Most system security is commonsense good practice. Many of the best techniques are the simplest, yet frequently ignored practices; we cover those first. We then move on to some of the less obvious practices, and we conclude with a short discussion of the complex subject of network security. We also include some firewall recipes to protect simple installations against network attack.



Running Linux
Running Linux
ISBN: 0596007604
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 220

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