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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Chapter 8. Network Security

THIS CHAPTER CONCENTRATES ON NETWORK SECURITY. Because the term network security is often used in different contexts and can have different meanings, let’s first define network security for the purposes of this chapter.

Network security (or, more precisely in this case,TCP/IP network security) deals with security at the Network and Transport levels (Layers 3 and 4 of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model). Generally, network security is not platform- or OS-dependent. Both network and transport protocols in the TCP/IP family are defined by standards documents known as Requests for Comments (RFCs), and it is ...

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