Hat Linux Security and Optimisation
Author: Mohammed J Kabir
Publisher: IDG Books India
Price: Rs 399
and UNIX are renowned for their security features. But to
leverage on this, the operating system should be fine-tuned
or optimised for security.
This book is based on two aspects of Red Hat Linux administration:
performance tuning and security. The tuning solutions discussed
in the book will help your Red Hat Linux system have better
performance. At the same time, the practical security solutions
discussed in the second half of the book will allow you to
enhance your system security a great deal.
Red Hat Linux expert Mohammed Kabir shows you how to tune
the kernel and file systems, and optimise network services,
from speeding up Web servers to boosting performance with
Samba. He then explains how to secure the Red Hat Linux system,
offering hands-on techniques for network and Internet security
as well as in-depth coverage of Linux firewalls and virtual
Since the OS is closely linked with the system hardware, its
necessary to have a good understanding of system architecture.
Hence the book takes off with discussions on system hardware,
performance, kernel, and file system tuning. And since Linux
usually runs on network servers, the author also discusses
network topology and traffic flow control. Linux also powers
Web servers and hence we are shown how to improve performance
of Samba and NFS servers. More than half the book is devoted
to system security.
The companion CD-ROM has security utilities (like cgichk.pl,
gshield, IP Filter) and ready-to-run scripts.