Author(s) : David Ranch Lee Brotzman
Publisher : SANS Institute
Date : 1999
Pages : 120
Format : PDF
ISBN : 0967299209
The subtitle says it all: "A Survival Guide for Linux Security". This book is the result of an iterative process of consulting with experts in the field of computer and network security. The list of contributors includes staff at well-known organizations like the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the U.S. Census Bureau, so it is more than just the two main authors' expertise--it is a collaborative effort of 48 experts.
It is not simply a theoretical book on computer security. First, it details only one Linux distribution, Red Hat 6.0. Users of other distributions will be able to use the book as well, but they will need to fudge things according to the differences between their distribution and Red Hat 6.0. Users of Mandrake 6.x should have no problem; users of Slackware will have to adjust a lot of the information on system startup. Debian users will probably find themselves scrambling to map all the RPM package names to Debian package equivalents.