Media praise for Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security
"Rather than writing a detailed HOWTO for every subject in the book, the authors introduce the concept, give a rough overview of the landscape, and hand the reader a map to enable further exploration...The book forces administrators to really think about security...a worthy addition to system administrators' book shelves. Korff, Hope & Potter have produced a book that should help administrators secure their systems both now and in the future."
-- , Daemonnews.org
"For advanced BSD administrators who want to add enhanced security tools to their arsenal, this is a good next step, although how useful it will be is left up to the reader."
-- , Internet Review Project
"If you are looking at implementing one of the BSD distributions of Linux and want to secure your installation this book is an excellent choice... The authors do a really good job of explaining not only how to do various tasks but also the reasoning behind it and how it works to resolve specific problems. I like the fact that the authors don't do this in a piecemeal approach but provide a pathway to get to the system hardened before heading off into the specifics of harding particular services link DNS and Sendmail. They actually have a step by step procedure starting from a fresh install. This alone makes this one of the better books on hardening FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security is highly recommended.
"Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security is a worthwhile book. It covers BSD security topics (in detail) that are not often seen in books. It's a good read and a good reference written in a terse manner that gets the points across without being overly verbose... unlike many technical books on the market today."
-- , Virginia Tech Windows Users Group
--Harold McFarland, Readers Preference Reviews, June 2005
"Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security by Yanek Korff, Paco Hope and Bruce Potter, answers the age old question about why *BSDs are inherently more secure than their Linux cousins and practically anything else found in the WinTel environment.... This book dedicates itself to the most compelling aspect as to why the folks who deal with networking situations are migrating magnet-like to these systems--Security. Strengths: Shows in no uncertain terms what can be done to tweak FreeBSD and OpenBSD environments to be even more secure. Weaknesses: None Found."
--Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion.com, June 2005
"This book has been long awaited as the *BSD community has been lacking the number of security geared books compared to the Linux and Windows communities... With OpenBSD being said to be one of the most secure operating systems, you would think there would be more books about the security other than the normal online documentation. I'm glad O'Reilly finally put out this book as it covers a broad area of security within OpenBSD and FreeBSD... Congrats to O'Reilly and the writers."
--Lloyd Randal, Pensacola Linux User Group, May 2005