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svarreby 04-01-2004 01:08 PM

Recommended book about IPtables?
I have searched for hours (forums/google/amazon) but I haven't found that many books about IPtables. Many books cover IPtables (show a few examples), but there seem to be some lack of "depth" ...

I would like to buy a book that covers almost everything about IPtables and that walk thru with me, holding my hand :)

If it cover other network security topics, it's a bonus ...

Any/all suggestions are welcome :)

320mb 04-01-2004 01:30 PM

how to's, tutorials, FAQ's, user guides.........about the best
it's gonna get......

KneeLess 04-01-2004 05:35 PM

The only book I could find was the Linux Iptables Pocket Reference. It's just a pocket reference, and I haven't used it so I don't know how good it is, but I might buy it.

slacky 04-01-2004 06:03 PM

I have Linux Firewall (2nd Edition) by Robert Ziegler that goes into detail about iptables and its geared toward home/small business usage. Its an ok book, good but not great, gives detailed examples of various rules for network services. Look for a sample chapter on Amazon or the publisher's web site.

Capt_Caveman 04-01-2004 10:36 PM

I'd recommend the Linux Firewalls book and the Red Hat Linux Firewalls book. Obviously the Red Hat book has more of a distro bias, but the parts on iptables/netfilter are applicable to most linux distros. Gives a pretty good explaination of all but the most obscure options. I'd also have to agree with 320mb that the netfilter site and the HOWTOs/tutorial links there are equally as good if not better. I don't like telling people to RTFM, but the man page for iptables is also extremely usefull and well written.

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