[ale] [OT]FreeBSD Resources

Kenneth W Cochran kwc at TheWorld.com
Wed Feb 25 09:38:25 EST 2004

>Subject: RE: [ale] [OT]FreeBSD Resources
>Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:20:07 -0600
>From: "Preston Boyington" <PBoyington at polyengineering.com>
>To: "Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts" <ale at ale.org>
>not FreeBSD, but there is also a book called "OpenBSD
>and Linux Firewalls" or maybe it is "Building OpenBSD and
>Linux Firewalls" can't recall at the moment...

Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls, by Wes Sonnenrrich & Tom Yates
  John Wiley & Sons, (c)2000 ISBN 0-471-35366-3

Seems to be aging a bit (don't think it talks about the
"new" pf for example) but it's still very good.

Methinks this book is also referenced in the bibilographies
of both Bob's books.

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jonathan Glass [mailto:jonathan.glass at ibb.gatech.edu]
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 5:18 AM
>> To: bob at verysecurelinux.com; Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
>> Subject: Re: [ale] [OT]FreeBSD Resources
>> Bob Toxen wrote:
>> >On Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 03:07:49PM -0500, Jonathan Glass wrote:
>> >  
>> >
>> >>Anyone have some pointers for good FreeBSD books?  I'm particularly
>> >>interested in using it as a firewall, and for serving up some web page
>> >>to local clients.
>> >>
>> >Why?
>> >
>> >For 99% of applications BSD has no advantages over Linux.
>> >
>> For the sole purpose of learning a new OS, of course.  I work in 
>> academia, so I'm constantly searching out new things to learn to better 
>> myself, and thus, to better the research goals of the Institute.  I had 
>> a spare dual-proc box laying around, and two spare gigE nics, so I 
>> figured...why not learn how to make a FreeBSD firewall?  I've done 
>> firewalls with RedHat, IPCOP, SmoothWall, and purchased DLink and 
>> Linksys solutions, and now want to move on to someting else.  :)
>> Thanks!
>> Jonathan Glass

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