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Re: book for a newbie...?
From: Byron Sonne <blsonne () rogers com>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2004 12:56:54 -0500

Back when you were a security nipper playing with netstat and gurgling =
at the sight of portscans on your fisher price server, which book did =
you use to learn security basics from?
I've inherited a 50 node network and am just getting into learning how =
to secure it.
Any suggestions gratefully accepted.

'Essential System Administration' by Aeleen Frisch, Published by O'Reilly, ISBN 0-596-00343-9 and currently on it's 3rd edition. Best book ever for unix system administration.

Not specifically security, true, but security and clean, organized & elegant system administration are usually (or should be) inseparable anyways.

Also, read, research and play around with the stuff on packetstormsecurity.org religiously.

Regards,
Byron Sonne

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