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Linux Administrator's Security Guide
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Linux Security Resources

By Kurt Seifried [email protected]

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 - https://www.linuxtopia.org/LinuxSecurity/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Red Hat/SAMS also publish several interesting books:

Maximum RPM (available as a postscript document on https://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 - https://www.infosecuritymag.com/

Appendix C: Other Linux security documentation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Appendix D: Online security documentation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Appendix E: General security sites

SANS https://www.sans.org/

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

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

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

Cryptome https://cryptome.org/

PacketStorm https://www.packetstormsecurity.net/

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

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

InfoWar https://www.infowar.com/


Appendix F: General Linux sites

Linux.com https://www.linux.com/

Linux.org https://www.linux.org/

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

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  Copyright Kurt Seifried 2001 [email protected]. Published under the terms of the Open Content License Design by Interspire