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This book begins with how to host and manage a mail server;gives a comprehensive idea about the hardware needed,email protocols,back up mail servers.It elaborates show how to set up a postfix. After giving an introduction and the basic configuration and installation,it explains how to stop spam,what are virtual aliases domain.It covers troubleshooting postfixes in great extent.
Again it describes Downloading and Installing Courier- IMAP and POP3 in depth. Then it goes on to elaborate The benefits and disadvantages of a webmail access solution using the SquirrelMail webmail package,setting up and configuring SquirrelMail,what SquirrelMail plug-ins are and what they can do and how to make SquirrelMail more secure.
The next two chapters revolve around Procmail. It covers filtering,downloading,installation,basic operations,ules and testing. Then it elaborates on that with some advanced features of Procmail e.g., advanced recipe analysis,Procmail Macros etc. Then it explains SpamAssassin and how to use it and antivirus protection using ClamAV and ClamSMTP. It ends with giving a detailed description of the process of backing up and restoring your server's precious data.
I liked the direct and brief approach of the book alongwith a lot of examples and the way of presentation has been done. The book is quite exhaustive still integrated.
Product Details: "Linux Email: Set up and Run a Small Office Email Server" by arnabbh - posted: 09-28-2005 - Rating: 10.00
Last Review by arnabbh - posted: 09-28-2005 01:27 AM
In the first chapter of this phpBB book it gives an idea about Online communities,phpBB history,phpBB development and where it's heading. Then it covers the installation and configuration of phpBB in details. It sites the pre-installation requirements,how to go about it,checklist , troubleshooting while installation alongwith post installation tasks and some security tips.
Then it sees phpBB from the visitor's as well as moderators point of view. It gives a thorough idea as to how to manage the forums,users and what are the general admin options. It clarify the work procedure of administratot to great extent.
It goes in details how to customize the forums.It goes into details of phpBB styles, editing it,installing a new style,customizing through stylesheets and images. It then gives some idea about the mods and hacks of phpBB.It explains the forum administrations including Avatars and smilies as well as guides to create templates and MODs with a lot of examples.
In the last chapter it shows how to program phpBB,user authenticatin,tips and tricks and usage of phpBB's multilingual system.One of the most interesting features of this book is it's four appendices. It covers from directory structures,resources,codes to database structure.
This book takes a practical, hands-on approach to phpBB. Packed with sections through tasks, this book is the ideal guide to learning phpBB. Reference appendices make this a really comprehensive source.
The book should have been a little concise.
Product Details: "Building Online Communities with phpBB 2" by t3gah - posted: 05-25-2005 - Rating: 9.00
Last Review by arnabbh - posted: 09-13-2005 06:26 AM
The book starts with a nice introduction of SSL VPN and explain the topics of OSI as well as DARPA models. It shows the diffrences between IPsec and SSL VPN in details and how the hubs and the private networks function.
In the second chapter it gives an overview how the SSL VPN works in a business model and why should organizations go for it. Then it goes deep into the working of the technology. It explains the SSL protocol and the reverse proxy technology.It describes the SSL remote access in a very thorough and exhaustive manner.
It then unravels the authentication and authorization , endpoint and serverside security ; how to go about embracing the technology based on the business requirement of an organization. It also educate the user thoroughly.The book ends with a brief overview on the future of SSL VPN technology.
The book would be particularly useful for organizations who are going for networking and IT professionals.
There wasn't a need to elaborate so much on DoD requirements in the fourth chapter.It slowed down the pace of the book a bit.