Absolute OpenBSD

UNIX for the Practical Paranoid
by Michael W. Lucas

July 2003, 600 pp.

ISBN 1-886411-99-9
Available 2nd week July

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0. Introduction
1. Additional Help
2. Installation Preparations
3. Dedicated Installation
4. Multiboot Installation
5. Post-install Setup
6. Startup and Booting
7. Managing Users
8. Networking
9. Internet Connections
10. Additional Security Features
11. Basic Kernel Configuration
12. Building Custom Kernels
13. Add-on Software
14. /etc

This straightforward, practical, and complete guide to mastering the powerful and complex OpenBSD operating system, is for the experienced UNIX user who wants to add OpenBSD to his or her repertoire. The author assumes a knowledge of basic UNIX commands, design, and permissions. The book takes you through the intricacies of the platform and teaches how to manage your system, offering friendly explanations, background information, troubleshooting suggestions, and copious examples throughout.

MICHAEL W. LUCAS, author of Absolute BSD (No Starch Press), has been working with BSD-based operating systems since the late 1980s. His column, Big Scary Daemons, for the O'Reilly Report is in its third year. He has worked for several years as a consultant specializing in security, intrusion response, and network management.

Review of this book is available from http://chris.nodewarrior.org/reviews/Lucas01.html


Building Firewalls with OpenBSD and PF

Second Edition

Jacek Artymiak

ISBN: 83-916651-4-3

pages: 248

Order EUR 40

The first and only print publication devoted solely to the subject of the pf packet filter used in OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and NetBSD operating systems.

Support the development of OpenBSD and PF! The author donates at least 1 USD from the sale of each book to the OpenBSD project.

Table of Contents

0. Preface
1. Introduction
2. Firewall Designs
3. Installing OpenBSD
4. Configuring OpenBSD
5. /etc/pf.conf
6. Packet Normalization
7. Packet Redirection
8. Packet Filtering
9. Dynamic Rulesets
10. Bandwidth Shaping and Load Balancing
11. Logging and Log Analysis
12. Using authpf
13. Using spamd
14. Ruleset Optimization
15. Testing Your Firewall
16. Firewall Management
Appendix A: Manual Pages
Appendix B: Rules for Popular (and Less Popular) Services
Appendix C: Rule Templates for Typical Firewall Configurations
Appendix D: Helping OpenBSD and PF
About this Book

Jacek is the author of the O'Reilly's Securing Small Networks series. He is a freelance consultant, developer, and writer. He's been using various releases of the FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD and Linux systems for the last seven years. When he's not writing software, he writes about software.

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