Linux Journal Contents #40, August 1997
Designing a Safe Network Using Firewalls
by Paul Wouters
It is by no means necessary to purchase specialized firewall hardware or even software. A Linux server—running on a $400 386 PC—provides as much protection as most commercial firewalls, with much greater flexibility and easier configuration.
Tripping Up Intruders with Tripwire
by Kevin Fenzi
You can ensure the security of your Linux machine with this program.
TCFS: Transparent Cryptographic File System
by Ermelindo Mauriello
Think of TCFS as an extended NFS. It acts just like NFS, but allows a user to protect files using encryption.
Wrap A Security Blanket Around Your Computer
by Lee Brotzman
TCP_wrappers: a simple, elegant and effective means to safeguard your network services.
News & Articles
Programming with XForms, Part 2: Writing an Application
by Thor Sigvaldason
Security and Authentication with Digital Signatures
by Robb Shecter
Interview with Sameer Parekh
by James T. Dennis
Product Review Berkshire PC Watchdog
by David Walker
Product Review XVScan
by Michael Montoure
Book Review The Java Series
by Kirk Petersen
Book Review The Linux Database
by Sid Wentworth
A Web Crawler in Perl
by Mike Thomas
At The Forge : Templates: Separating Programs from Design
by Reuven Lerner
Letters to the Editor
From the Editor
Stop the Presses
Linux Trademark Dispute
by Phil Hughes
SATAN: Analyzing Your Network
by Rob Havelt
A Non-Technical Look Inside the EXT2 File System
by Randy Appleton
Big Brother Monitoring System
by Paul M. Sittler
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