Which Firewall?

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Tue Dec 16 20:14:59 PST 2014

In addition to or perhaps instead of the suggestions I made, go buy
The Book of PF and read it from one end to the other.  It'll be pf-
and OpenBSD-centric, but it'll go over networks of increasing size and
complexity very well.  (I am reading through it right now)

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Justin Sherrill
<justin at shiningsilence.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 9:42 PM, Jeremy <dyre17 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I want to learn networking & network security. I want to understand how
>> people attack systems so that I can mitigate these attacks as much as
>> possible.
> It sounds like you're more in need of a general overview so you know
> where to go.  You could use a specific firewall tool, but you don't
> necessarily know enough to judge one over the other.
> Two good people to start with would be Bruce Schneier and Richard Bejtlich:
> https://www.schneier.com/
> http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/
> The both have separate books to read, and write prolifically online.
> Read through what they talk about, and see where it takes you.
> Past that, if you get to a scenario like "I need to protect a network
> site with a fiber link, several outward facing webservers, and a few
> internal-only applications, with 50 users", that gives you a target to
> work towards.  Also workable is "I want to set up a software
> router/firewall for my home instead of using a Linksys router or
> similar." Think about that part, of what goal you want to set.

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