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Linux Administrator's Security Guide
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Linux Security Resources

By Kurt Seifried kurt@seifried.org

Contents

Appendix A: Books and magazines

Books:

SELinux: NSA's Open Source Security Enhanced Linux - An excellent and comprehensive book published by O'Reilly providing a detailed overview of SELinux. This book gives you just about everything you need to know to understand and configure Security Enhanced Linux. Read more about this book.

Linux Security for Beginners - http://www.linuxtopia.org/LinuxSecurity/

Linux Firewall Security and iptables - http://www.linuxtopia.org/Linux_Firewall_iptables/

Getting Started with SELinux - http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_book s/getting_started_with_SELinux/

Writing SELinux policy Guide - http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_book s/writing_SELinux_policy_guide

Sendmail - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sendmail2/

Linux Network Admin Guide (NAG) - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linag/

Running Linux - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runux2/noframes.html

DNS & BIND - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dns3/

Apache - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/apache2/

Learning The Bash Shell - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bash2/

Building Internet Firewalls - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/fire/

Computer Crime - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/crime/

Computer Security Basics - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/csb/

Cracking DES - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/crackdes/

Essential System Administration - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/esa2/

Linux in a nutshell - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxnut2/

Managing NFS and NIS - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/nfs/

Managing Usenet - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/musenet/

PGP - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pgp/

Practical Unix and Internet Security - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/puis/

Running Linux - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runux2/

Using and Managing PPP - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/umppp/

Virtual Private Networks - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/vpn2/

Red Hat/SAMS also publish several interesting books:

Maximum RPM (available as a postscript document on http://www.rpm.org/)

Red Hat User's Guide (available as HTML on ftp://ftp.redhat.com/)

SNMP, SNMPv2 and RMON - W. Stallings (ISBN: 0-201-63479-1)

Magazines:

Linux Journal (of course, monthly)

Sys Admin (intelligent articles, monthly)

Perl Journal (quarterly)

Information Security - http://www.infosecuritymag.com/

Appendix C: Other Linux security documentation

Firewalling and Proxy Server HOWTO http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/Firewall-HOWTO.html

Linux IPCHAINS HOWTO http://www.ibiblio.org/LDP/HOWTO/IPCHAINS-HOWTO.html

Linux Security HOWTO http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/Security-HOWTO.html

Linux Shadow Password HOWTO http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/Shadow-Password-HOWTO.html

The Linux CIPE + Masquerading mini-HOWTO http://www.ibiblio.org/LDP/HOWTO/mini/Cipe+Masq.html

Firewall Piercing mini-HOWTO http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/Firewall-Piercing.html

Quota mini-HOWTO http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/Quota.html

Secure POP via SSH mini-HOWTO http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/Secure-POP+SSH.html

The VPN HOWTO (using SSH) http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/VPN.html

Red Hat Knowledge Base http://www.redhat.com/cgi-bin/support?faq


Appendix D: Online security documentation

Bugtraq Archives http://www.geek-girl.com/bugtraq/

CERT Incident Reporting Guidelines http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/incident_reporting.html

Site Security Handbook http://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/ftp/doc/standard/rfc/21xx/2196

Guidelines for the Secure Operation of the Internet http://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/ftp/doc/standard/rfc/12xx/1281

How to Handle and Identify Network Probes http://www.network-defense.com/papers/probes.html

Free Firewall and related tools (large) http://sites.inka.de/sites/lina/freefire-l/index_en.html

Internet FAQ Consortium (You want FAQs? We got FAQs!) http://www.faqs.org/

An Architectural Overview of UNIX Network Security http://www.alw.nih.gov/Security/Docs/network-security.html

The human side of computer security (an article on social engineering) http://www.sunworld.com/sunworldonline/swol-07-1999/swol-07-security.html

IBM Redbooks http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

General security research and development http://www.sekure.net/

Some general whitepapers and articles http://www.enteract.com/~lspitz/pubs.html

COAST Library http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/coast/coast-library.html

Coast hotlist (hugelist of resources) http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/coast/hotlist/

D.O.E. Sysworks http://members.aol.com/jpeschel/index.htm


Appendix E: General security sites

SANS http://www.sans.org/

Computer Security Information http://www.alw.nih.gov/Security/security.html

8 Little Green Men http://www.8lgm.org/

Robert's Cryptography, PGP & Privacy Links http://www.interlog.com/~rguerra/www/

Cryptome http://cryptome.org/

PacketStorm http://www.packetstormsecurity.net/

COAST ftp://coast.cs.purdue.edu/pub/

.rain.forest.puppy http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/

InfoWar http://www.infowar.com/


Appendix F: General Linux sites

Linux.com http://www.linux.com/

Linux.org http://www.linux.org/

Linux Administration Made Easy (LAME) http://www.LinuxNinja.com/linux-admin/

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