The Debian Administrator’s Handbook : BackTrack Linux – Penetration Testing Distribution

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook

The BackTrack Team is proud to have contributed 1000 EUR to the Debian Administrator’s Handbook liberation fund. This book, written by two Debian developers, is a welcome addition to any administrator’s bookshelf. Debian is very popular on servers and it’s also the base distribution from which BackTrack is forged.

Security is not in rest in this book since a full chapter is dedicated to the topic. It covers setting up a firewall, monitoring, intrusion detection systems, setting up SELinux policies, dealing with a compromised machine, and gives many thoughful advice to define a security policy within your organization.

The authors have pledged to release the book under an open source license if the associated “liberation fund” reaches 25,000 EUR. Today, there’s less than 3,000 EUR to raise and we invite you to contribute as well. By giving 10 EUR or more, you’ll get a copy of the ebook as soon as it’s available (even if the liberation fund is not completed). Click here to contribute now.

The book is planned to be released in April but in the mean time you can have a peek at a sample chapter and the full table of contents. We have no doubt that this book will provide a solid foundation to all those looking to better understand Debian, BackTrack and Linux at large.

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