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Linux Firewalls by Michael Rash

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Chapter Summaries

As you make your way through Linux Firewalls, you'll cover a lot of ground. This section gives you a brief overview of each chapter so you'll know what to expect.

Chapter 1

This chapter provides an introduction to packet filtering with iptables, including kernel build specifics and iptables administration. A default policy and network diagram is provided in this chapter and is referenced throughout the book. The Linux machine that runs the default policy functions as the firewall for a local area network (LAN), and attacks against this system are illustrated in later chapters.

Chapter 2

This chapter shows the types of attacks that exist in the network layer and what you can do about them. I'll introduce you to the iptables logging ...

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