The Book Of Pf: A No-nonsense Guide To The Openbsd Firewall by Peter N. M. HansteenThe Book Of Pf: A No-nonsense Guide To The Openbsd Firewall by Peter N. M. Hansteen

The Book Of Pf: A No-nonsense Guide To The Openbsd Firewall

byPeter N. M. Hansteen

Paperback | October 18, 2014

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OpenBSD's stateful packet filter, PF, is the heart of the OpenBSD firewall. With more and more services placing high demands on bandwidth and an increasingly hostile Internet environment, no sysadmin can afford to be without PF expertise.

The third edition ofThe Book of PFcovers the most up-to-date developments in PF, including new content on IPv6, dual stack configurations, the "queues and priorities" traffic-shaping system, NAT and redirection, wireless networking, spam fighting, failover provision ing, logging, and more.

You'll also learn how to:

  • Create rule sets for all kinds of network traffic, whether crossing a simple LAN, hiding behind NAT, traversing DMZs, or spanning bridges or wider networks
  • Set up wireless networks with access points, and lock them down using authpf and special access restrictions
  • Maximize flexibility and service availability via CARP, relayd, and redirection
  • Build adaptive firewalls to proactively defend against attackers and spammers
  • Harness OpenBSD's latest traffic-shaping system to keep your network responsive, and convert your existing ALTQ configurations to the new system
  • Stay in control of your traffic with monitoring and visualization tools (including NetFlow)
The Book of PFis the essential guide to building a secure network with PF. With a little effort and this book, you'll be well prepared to unlock PF's full potential.
Peter N. M. Hansteen is a consultant, writer, and sysadmin based in Bergen, Norway. A longtime Freenix advocate, Hansteen is a frequent lecturer on OpenBSD and FreeBSD topics, an occasional contributor toBSD Magazine, and the author of an often-slashdotted blog ( Hansteen was a participant in the original RF...
Title:The Book Of Pf: A No-nonsense Guide To The Openbsd FirewallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:October 18, 2014Publisher:No Starch PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1593275897

ISBN - 13:9781593275891

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Table of Contents

  • Praise for The Book of PF
  • Foreword from the first edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Building the Network you Need
  • Chapter 2: PF Configuration Basics
  • Chapter 3: Into the Real World
  • Chapter 4: Wireless Networks Made Easy
  • Chapter 5: Bigger or Trickier Networks
  • Chapter 6: Turning the Tables for Proactive Defense
  • Chapter 7: Traffic Shaping with Queues and Priorities
  • Chapter 8: Redundancy and Resource Availability
  • Chapter 9: Logging, Monitoring, and Statistics
  • Chapter 10: Getting Your Setup Just Right
  • Resources
  • A Note On Hardware Support