Firewalls are used to protect your network from the outside world. Using a Linux firewall, you can do a lot more than just filtering packets. This book shows you how to implement Linux firewalls and Quality of Service using practical examples from very small to very large networks.
After giving us a background of network security, the book moves on to explain the basic technologies we will work with, namely netfilter, iproute2, NAT and l7-filter. These form the crux of building Linux firewalls and QOS. The later part of the book covers 5 real-world networks for which we design the security policies, build the firewall, setup the script, and verify our installation.
Providing only necessary theoretical background, the book takes a practical approach, presenting case studies and plenty of illustrative examples.
This practical guide teaches you how to implement effective network protection by using your own customized firewall solution. Based on extensive practical experience, this book distills a unique set of scenario based scripts and guidelines for a proven firewall solution, into one succinct and precise book.
The author draws on his experience to offer the reader valuable advice on the best practices. Providing only necessary theoretical background, the book takes a practical approach, presenting case studies and plenty of illustrative examples.
Who this book is for
This book is aimed at Linux Network administrators with some understanding of Linux security threats and issues, or any one interested in securing their systems behind a firewall. Basic knowledge of Linux is presumed but other than that this book shows you how to do the rest, from configuring your system to dealing with security breaches.