Linux Security Cookbook

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xv
Second bullet, "Different Linux distributions may place..."

Append to the bullet: "And don't forget to check your distribution's CD-ROMs or ISOs, in case they contain the program but it wasn't installed." Page 6, final code paragraph: =============================== 1. "etc/tripwire/twcfg.txt" gets a leading slash to become "/etc/tripwire/twcfg.txt". 2. "site_key" becomes "name_of_site_key", still typeset in italics (character style CodeReplaceable) to indicate more clearly that it's a variable. Thus the correct text is: # twadmin --create-cfgfile --cfgfile /etc/tripwire/tw.cfg --site-keyfile name_of_site_key /etc/tripwire/twcfg.txt Page 7, first code paragraph (the one indicated by the reader): ================================================================ 1. "--cfgfile /etc/tripwire/tw.cfg" becomes "--polfile /etc/tripwire/tw.pol" 2. "etc/tripwire/twpol.txt" gets a leading slash to become "/etc/tripwire/twpol.txt". 3. "site_key" becomes "name_of_site_key", still typeset in italics (character style CodeReplaceable) to indicate more clearly that it's a variable. (The reader changed it to the actual name of the key file.) Thus the correct text is: # twadmin --create-polfile --polfile /etc/tripwire/tw.pol --site-keyfile name_of_site_key /etc/tripwire/twpol.txt

Anonymous   
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Page back cover
Last reviewer quote

The last reviewer's name should be Klaus Moller with an umlaut over the "o". Not Miller. For comparison, see Klaus's name in the Preface, page xvii, line 4.

Anonymous   
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Page 4
command labeled as "Sign the policy file"

One of the command options and its associated file specification are wrong in the "Sign the policy file" example. The example command is: # Sign the policy file: twadmin --create-polfile --cfgfile $DIR/tw.cfg --site-keyfile $SITE_KEY $DIR/twpol.txt but it should be: # Sign the policy file: twadmin --create-polfile --polfile $DIR/tw.pol --site-keyfile $SITE_KEY $DIR/twpol.txt Notice that "--cfgfile" has been replaced with "--polfile" and "$DIR/tw.cfg" has been replaced with "$DIR/tw.pol"

Note from the Author or Editor:
The reporter is correct. In the line noted, under the comment "Sign the policy file", change this: --cfgfile $DIR/tw.cfg \ to this: --polfile $DIR/tw.pol \

Anonymous   
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Page 58
Figure 3-2

In the lower RIGHT box, "SSH client" should be "SSH server".

Anonymous   
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Page 158
NoteWarning, middle of page

The last word of the warning, your_key_id NOW APPEARS as your_key_ID in italics, since it is replaceable code. 161: Under "Solution" - link to recipe 7.15 NOW READS recipe 7.14

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004
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Page 205

http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~crypto/download/c50-faq.HTML NOW READS: http://www.crypticide.org/users/alecm/security/c50-faq.html

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2004