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Beginners Guide to Firewalls and Internet Security
- This article is intended to provide some basic guidelines for securing your computer, and a better understanding of how some of these technologies work. It is intended primarily for users of high-speed Internet connections, but most of the article is applicable to dial-up Internet users also.
CPUG: The Check Point User Group
- A group for Check Point Firewall-1 users and implementers. Contains the Check Point Wikipedia, discussion groups and other useful information.
The Firewall FAQ
- Dartmouth College Institute for Security Technology Studies firewall FAQ and other information and research documents in related areas.
- A weblog dedicated to computer and firewall security. Contains definitions and explanations.
- A fairly concise (< 4000 words) document for readers who want to know more about what firewalls do. Comprehensively covers main firewall concepts and technologies.
Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker
- Web site for the book Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker Second Edition by William R. Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin, and Aviel D. Rubin. Contains some sample sections and a link to the complete contents of the First Edition.
Home PC Firewall Guide
- Features information on security, personal firewall software and Internet security appliances for dial-up and broadband-connected (xDSL and cable modem) home and SOHO computers. Also offers reviews of anti-virus and anti-Trojan products and software.
How Stuff Works: Internet Firewalls
- An introductory explanation of how a firewall works and the various filtering methods used, with related links.
How-to setup an APF Firewall
- A how-to that covers the basics and some advanced topics of installing and configuring the firewall, especially for CPanel users.
Interhack.net: Firewalls Frequently Asked Questions
- Features a background, basics, design, implementation issues, port and protocol issues. By Matt Curtin and Marcus Ranum. Documents are also available in Postscript and PDF.
Lenny Zeltser Firewall Discussions
- Explores the use of various firewall techniques for protecting resources according to business requirements of multi-tier applications.
- Linux security and related software articles and tools.
Network Security Information for developers and administrators
- Technical information on network security technologies - Firewall, IPS, IPsec VPN, Anti Virus, Anti Spam. This site also contains extensive information on TR-069 technology.
Outpost Firewall - The Webhiker's Guide
- Includes guide to Outpost Firewall, with information for both inexperienced and expert users.
Packet filter (pf) mailing list
- Mailing list for the pf firewall provided as part of the OpenBSD kernel.
Routing/Firewalls with Linux
- A brief straightforward tutorial on creating a simple routing firewall using Linux and netfilter (iptables).
Samba Authenticated Gateway
- This documents intends to show how to build a Firewall/Gateway with rules set on user basis having the users authenticated by a Samba Primary Domain Controller
Shields Up: Personal Firewalls
- Features FAQs, reviews, ratings, white papers, and tools to test Internet security and firewall vulnerabilities by Steve Gibson.
Solaris 2.6 Firewall Example Installation and Configuration
- Details the procedure to configure a secure firewall on the Sun Solaris platform.
Workable passive FTP connections through a firewall
- A general article on enabling passive FTP connections through a firewall. Examples used in the article discuss the APF firewall and Pure-FTPD ftp server.
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