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Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling The Wily Hacker (Addison-Wesley…

by William R. Cheswick

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Excellent primer on firewalls. ( )
  njtrout | Aug 17, 2009 |
Highly technical book, naturally, that deals with setting up a secure computer or network. Clear and useful. Particularly interesting for the account of extended attacks on AT&T's system during the first Gulf War. ( )
  BrentNewhall | May 12, 2008 |
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For my mother, Ruth Cheswick, whose maiden name shall not be revealed because this is a security book, and for my father Richard Reid Cheswick, who taught me about Monday mornings, and many other things. And to Terry, Kestrel and Lorrett, who had to put up with lenghty spates of grumpy editing sessions. W.R.C.

To my parents, Sam and Sylvia Bellovin, for everything and to Diane, Rebecca, and Daniel, for all the best reasons in the world. S.M.B.

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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0201633574, Paperback)

Essential information for anyone wanting to protect Internet-connected computers from unauthorized access. Includes: thorough discussion of security-related aspects of TCP/IP; step-by-step plans for setting up firewalls; hacking and monitoring tools the authors have built to rigorously test and maintain firewalls; pointers to public domain security tools on the net; first-hand step-by-step accounts of battles with the "Berferd" hackers; and practical discussions of the legal aspects of security.

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Introduces the authors' philosophy of Internet security, explores possible attacks on hosts and networks, discusses firewalls and virtual private networks, and analyzes the state of communication security.

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