Michael Rash

Michael Rash is a Security Architect on the Dragon Intrusion Detection System with Enterasys Networks, Inc., and is a frequent contributor to open source projects. As the creator of psad, fwknop, and fwsnort, Rash is an expert on firewalls, IDSs, OS fingerprinting, and the Snort rules language. He is co-author of the book Snort 2.1 Intrusion Detection, lead-author and technical editor of the book Intrusion Prevention and Active Response, and has written security articles for Linux Journal, SysAdmin, and ;login:.

Linux Firewalls Linux Firewalls (No Starch)
by Michael Rash
September 2007
Print: $49.95
Ebook: $39.95

"If you’re building a Linux firewall and want to know what all the bells and whistles are, when you might want to set them off, and how to hook them together, here you go."
--Elizabeth Zwicky, ;login: The Usenix Magazine

"Right from the start, the book presented valuable information and pulled me in. The chapters about iptables packet filtering are crucial for any reader new to networking or firewall administration. Experienced users might pick up a tip or two, as well...All together, Linux Firewalls was an impressive read."
--David Martinjak, Slashdot.org

"Linux Firewalls…is a great resource. It provided insight and helpful information into additional tools to get the most out of iptables and to add in additional functionality."
--tuxmachines.org

"Do you have any familiarity with TCP/IP networking concepts and Linux system administration? If you do, then this book is for you. Author Michael Rash, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that concentrates on network attacks--detecting them and responding to them."
--John Vacca, Amazon.com

"What really makes this book different from the others I've seen over the years is that the author approaches the subject in a layered method while exposing potential vulnerabilities at each step. (Thank you so VERY much) So for those that are new to the security game, the book also takes a stab at teaching the basics of network security while teaching you the tools to build a modern firewall."
--Brian Chee, Geeks in Paradise, InfoWorld

"This most excellent book takes on a highly applied approach. In other words, after reading this book, you will be armed with a strong working knowledge of how network attacks are detected and dealth with via iptables."
--John Vacca, Amazon.com