Linux Server Security

Linux Server Security

Michael D. Bauer

Linux constantly looks excessive up within the record of renowned web servers, no matter if it really is for the net, nameless FTP, or common prone comparable to DNS and providing mail. yet defense is the main situation of a person offering this sort of provider. Any server studies informal probe makes an attempt dozens of time an afternoon, and severe break-in makes an attempt with a few frequency as well.This very hot booklet, initially titled Building safe Servers with Linux, combines functional suggestion with a company wisdom of the technical instruments had to ascertain safeguard. The publication makes a speciality of the commonest use of Linux--as a hub providing prone to a company or the Internet--and exhibits readers how you can harden their hosts opposed to assaults. An all-inclusive source for Linux clients who desire to harden their structures, Linux Server Security covers basic safeguard akin to intrusion detection and firewalling a hub, in addition to key prone equivalent to DNS, the Apache net server, mail, and safe shell.Author Michael D. Bauer, a safety advisor, community architect, and lead writer of the preferred Paranoid Penguin column within the Linux Journal, rigorously outlines the protection hazards, defines precautions that could reduce these hazards, and provides recipes for strong safety. he's joined on a number of chapters via administrator and developer invoice Lubanovic.A variety of new safeguard issues were extra for this version, including:

  • Database protection, with a spotlight on MySQL
  • Using OpenLDAP for authentication
  • An creation to e-mail encryption
  • The Cyrus IMAP carrier, a favored mail supply agent
  • The vsftpd FTP server

Geared towards Linux clients with little protection services, the writer explains safety techniques and strategies in transparent language, starting with the basics. Linux Server Security with Linux presents a different stability of "big photograph" rules that go beyond particular software program programs and model numbers, and intensely transparent tactics on securing a few of these software program programs on numerous renowned distributions. With this publication in hand, you should have either the services and the instruments to comprehensively safe your Linux system.

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