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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.
- An overview of firewalls and security with particular reference to firewalling with Linux 2.4 and Netfilter/Iptables.
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.
Vicomsoft Firewall Q&A
- A whitepaper on relevant firewall questions and answers. The knowledge of this subject relates to firewalls in general use, and stems from NAT and proxy firewall technology experience. Welcomes feedback and comments from any readers on the usefulness or content.
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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