Chapter 10, "Protecting Data in Transit," focused on how Secure Shell (
ssh) prevents nosey users (local or remote) from capturing your system passwords with sniffers. This greatly enhances your internal network's security.
However, if you deploy your Linux system as an electronic commerce server, you must also provide your customers and support staff with secure connections from their Web clients in the outside world to your server. That's what this chapter is all about.
Despite early market projections, electronic commerce was no overnight success. Initially, this was due to the public's unfamiliarity with the Internet, but it eventually became clear that before online commerce could really take hold, ...