This is my collection of concise reviews on various computer related books I've read
I enjoyed this book very much, and still use it as a reference. It gets down to the
nitty gritty about exploits, scanning, enumerating, and DOS attacks; and how to
guard against them all. It covers Windoze, Netware, and Unix in its discussions.
Great guide to installing FreeBSD Unix. When I have a question about maintaining
FreeBSD, this is my first stop. Good reference because it covers many aspects of
Discusses Open Source Software in depth. It describes the community of software
developers and the impact of OSS on the industry. I found the book interesting and
entertaining at the same time. Raymond is an impressive writer, and is very
well spoken. Since I write OSS, I'm glad I read the book.
All about the Unix/Linux command line. Very geeky, but some parts were interesting.
It teaches efficiency at the command line, and powerful piped commands. It covers
regular expressions and shell programming too. I enjoyed it, but you have to be into
the command line.
Everything you wanted to know, and more, about the TCP/IP protocol. Dry, but loaded
with technical info about TCP/IP networking. Discusses network architecture, routing,
protocol layers, multicasting, ATM networks, NAT, VPN, DNS, remote access, FTP,
SMTP, HTTP, SNMP, firewalls, and IPv6. I keep it for my TCP/IP Encyclopedia.
Another good reference book. Covers all aspects of managing a network. Topics include
computer hardware, security, cabling, backbones, WANs, encryption, and
authentication. I dug the book, and it introduced me well to life as a network admin.
With my interest in information security, this book held my attention all the way through.
It covers the many ways that networks are probed and exploited. It examins host
based and network based intrusion detection. Parts are technical, but it is a good read.
Big book, but very comprehensive. Walks through installation and configuration of Red
Hat Linux. It talks about setting up services, administrative tasks, and software development.
It is a few versions behind the current one, but is still very useful.
Very fun book that walks through 20 different real-life hacking/cracking stories and asks questions at the end of each chapter about the hows/whats/whens/etc of each case. The second half of the book then talks through the answers so you can learn from every situation. I can't wait to read through the 2nd Hacker's Challenge book.