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Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity, First Edition by William Rothwell, Denise Kinsey

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Chapter 21 Network Service Configuration: Web Services

One of the most common server types is a web server. By most estimates, there are over 100 million web servers directly attached to the Internet, but there are certainly many more used internally within corporate and government organizations.

Because most of these web servers are accessible directly through the Internet, security is paramount. In this chapter, you not only learn how to configure a popular Linux web server (the Apache Hypertext Transfer Protocol Server), but you learn how to enable important security features.

This chapter also introduces you to proxy servers. Proxy servers are used for several reasons, including to speed up access to data and to provide an extra layer of ...

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