Building Secure Servers with Linux

Errata for Building Secure Servers with Linux

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released.

The following errata were submitted by our customers and have not yet been approved or disproved by the author or editor. They solely represent the opinion of the customer.


Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted
Printed Page 120
example 4.4

In the prompt, bauer@homebox should be mbauer@homebox

Anonymous   
Printed Page 123
3rd paragraph

scp command should have an additional ':', otherwise it will just make a local copy of the file. It should be: scp -i /etc/script_dsa_id /var/log/messages/* scriptboy@archive.g33kz.org:

Anonymous   
Printed Page 124
3rd last sentence

Setting the DISPLAY variable to your.client.IP.address:0 will NOT work, unless you open up your X for that particular machine (xhost + machinename). SSH will listen on a certain display number and forward the X events to your own X server, but SSH will never use display 0.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 145
3rd paragraph

/etc/server should be /etc/services

Anonymous   
Printed Page 146
5th paragraph

-d srsync should be -d ssync

Anonymous   
Printed Page 234
point 6 in list (top of page)

postfix /etc/aliases should be postalias /etc/aliases

Anonymous   
Printed Page 248
8th row of table

Static content directories should have mode 570. Otherwise user apache (the owner) won't have read+execute directory access and won't be able to retrieve any content.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 272
before "Limiti delle risorse"

#Elimina Indexes dalle opzioni correnti: Options Indexes should be: #Elimina Indexes dalle opzioni correnti: Options -Indexes

Anonymous   
Printed Page 340
last paragraph

Text says: "As noted at the end of 'Compiling and installing Syslog-ng from Source Code' ...", but the thing that is noted is not in there, instead in table 10.-8.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 346
2nd paragraph

/var/log/Sun, /var/log/Mon should be /var/log/messages.Sun, /var/log/messages.Mon

Anonymous   
Printed Page 358
5th paragraph

reference to example 10.27 should be 10.28, 10.28 should be 10.29

Anonymous   
Printed Page 389
2nd paragraph

In the discussion of snort, the author refers to the payload of a packet. In particular, a http GET request. The snort output of the fourth packet in example 11- 10 does not include its payload data so this request cannot be seen.

Anonymous