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LWN: LWN reviews two firewalling books

Feb 28, 2000, 22:44 (0 Talkback[s])

>"Linux Firewalls by Robert L. Ziegler... The intended audience... is administrators of home or small office systems..."

"Mr. Ziegler's approach to firewalling is repetitive and detail-oriented to the extreme."

"Perhaps most disturbing, however, is that this book is riddled with both typographical and technical errors."

"Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls by Wes Sonnenreich and Tom Yates is a different sort of book. It takes a much more high-level approach, covers a wider range of topics, and gets most of its facts right.

"The character of this book is strongly shaped by the decision to cover both Linux and OpenBSD."

"One thing is worth bearing in mind here: both of these books will become obsolete as soon as distributions with the 2.4 kernel start shipping - before the end of this year."

"... somebody struggling through the process of setting up and configuring a firewall is going to need some help. These books are a start."

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