Solaris 8 Security covers all the concepts and issues Solaris 8 administrators need to know in order to make and keep their Solaris 8 systems secure. This includes not only Solaris 8 security tools and features, but such subjects as cryptography and defenses against known attacks and vulnerabilities.
Readers learn practical, command-level defenses, such as:
How to configure a secure DNS server
What to do with /etc/inet/inetd.conf
How to make IPsec work
Why DES fails
How to identify and prevent system compromises
How not to configure sendmail
How to automate security checkups
The book provides a proactive approach to security. Coverage includes intrusion detection systems, network-level filtering, firewalls and other network-level systems.