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TitleFirewalls and Internet Security : Repelling the Wily Hacker
Author(s)William R. Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin
PublishedJanuary 1994
PublisherAddison-Wesley Pub Co
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Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
The Internet has a reputation for a lack of security. Those books which mention security on the Internet generally suggest setting up a firewall machine in order to protect yourself, but stop short of giving anything resembling details of how to do such a thing. Cheswick and Bellovin not only give practical suggestions for firewall construction, they also address other aspects of Internet security, as well. Part one gives a basic background, both of security, and of TCP/IP. If you didn't think you needed security before, you will after reading chapter two. Part two details the construction of firewall gateways, as well as authentication, tools, traps, and cracking tools for use in testing the integrity of your system. Part three discusses attacks, and the logging and analysis, thereof. The book also looks at legal aspects, secure communication over insecure links, resources and various helpful information. Although the book deals specifically with TCP/IP, the concepts, which are the parts stressed, are applicable to any network-connected systems. This is probably destined to become one of the security classics within its specialized field.

Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote:
A good book on how to secure (company) networks connected to the Internet from attacks. Recommended.

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