By David A. Curry
As the UNIX process was once initially designed by way of programmers to be used via different programmers, it used to be utilized in an atmosphere of open cooperation the place defense used to be of minimum situation. Now that its use has unfold to universities, companies, and govt, the private and delicate nature of the information kept on UNIX platforms has made the protection of those platforms of paramount value. regardless of the entire technical papers and workshops on UNIX safeguard, this e-book is exclusive. UNIX approach defense is the 1st updated resource to supply the UNIX procedure consumer or administrator with the knowledge had to guard the knowledge and approach from unauthorized use. via following the strategies defined during this booklet and utilizing the C courses and shell scripts supplied as examples, you could guard your UNIX procedure from such a lot attackers. the writer starts through studying 4 high-profile breaches of UNIX defense as illustrations of the way a UNIX approach could be attacked. He then presents the knowledge essential to guard opposed to those varieties of assault, and provides the instruments that may be used to do so.Focusing at the most up-to-date unlock of Berkeley and method V UNIX, and such seller derivatives as SunOS and ULTRIX, the publication offers info that may be utilized to any model of UNIX when you consider that 7th variation. matters mentioned contain account and password safety, securing the dossier procedure, encryption and authentication structures, TCP/IP community safety, the community details carrier (NIS), NFS, RFS, notebook safety, terminals and modems, and UUCP. different chapters describe find out how to reply in case your procedure is attacked and the way to advance a entire defense coverage on your association. The e-book additionally offers complete lists of freely to be had defense software program, and guides and mailing lists facing UNIX safety. "UNIX process defense should still turn into well known between web site directors suffering to get a deal with on protection wishes - particularly on the grounds that so much vendor-specific manuals do not disguise these famous defense 'holes' that could reason grief." -Dr. Dobb's magazine "David A. Curry's UNIX method protection: A advisor for clients and directors is very recommended.This may still finish the morbid funny story that UNIX safety books belong to the 'thin-book' type that comes with The Dan Quayle Spell Checker and The Woody Allen relatives Values Guide." -Stan Kelly-Bootle, UNIX evaluation "UNIX method defense: A advisor for clients and directors via David Curry, offers a accomplished review of key matters and gives sensible recommendation for making UNIX platforms extra secure." -UniForum per thirty days "UNIX process safety: A consultant for clients and directors through David A. Curry, offers a rigorous examine defense matters on BDS four and Systme V free up four, enlivened by means of references to 4 famous safeguard breakdowns from genuine life." -UNIXWorld "UNIX process protection is so basically written that even the various extra advanced subject matters turn into effortless to appreciate, and there are sections that even the main green person will understand. Curry has supplied a necessary textual content in defense for either the start and skilled user." -Sys Admin 0201563274B04062001
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