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Re: Best OpenBSD Firewall Book
On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 02:31:47PM -0700, Jim Lambert wrote:
> I have seen the comments regarding the new "Building Firewalls with OpenBSD
> and PF" book and would like to know if what you all have seen so far is
> better than what is in the "Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls" book. Any
> comments on either book? I'd like to purchase one of them but not both. In
> your opinion, which is a better book? I'm assuming that the "Building Linux
> and OpenBSD Firewalls" would not be the better book because it has Linux
> specific info not just OpenBSD info.
"Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls" doesn't cover pf. You may also
want to consider Absolute OpenBSD as it covers pf.
I personally recommend tcp/ip illustrated volume 1 and pf.conf(5). A
lot of questions get asked due to a lack of IP knowledge. Also, these
books will become out-of-date (as Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls
has), while pf.conf(5) will always be up-to-date.