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Old 1st April 2004, 07:59 PM
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Books about IPtables/TCP-IP networking/security?

I am looking for good books in following areas:

IPtables: I have been told that WILEY's "Red Hat Linux Firewalls" should be a safe bet. This area is where I find it most difficult to decide what book to buy! Many books explaining IPtables ... what it is, what it can do etc etc. I would like to know "almost everything" about it ... what book should I get ???

TCP/IP Networking: Most people seem to praise OReilly's "TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition". This is the one I thought I go for! If you've got any objects about this, please let me know

Security: How to secure a home LAN??? There's probably no book about this topic Too bad! I would like to get a book that could hold my hand, the same time it instructed me how to set up (harden) a LAN. There may be some "Network Security"-books that would fit in this description!?!

Any/all input and/or suggestions are welcome!
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Old 1st April 2004, 08:49 PM
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The Red Hat 9 manuals are probably not a bad place to start. You can download them in pdfs or tar files and print them, but some are 300-400 pages long. You can find them at

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/

Might not be exactly what youre looking for, but not a bad place to start. Good luck.
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