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Book: Secure Architectures with OpenBSD

Contributed by jose on from the bestsellers dept.

The OpenBSD book I wrote with Brandon Palmer, Secure Architectures with OpenBSD, should be shipping today. Brandon started this book a few years ago (circa the 2.9 release) and I hopped on board as a way to avoid writing my Ph.D. thesis. The book targets experienced UNIX users and people who want to do a lot with their OpenBSD systems and covers topics like PF, systrace, IPv6, and Kerberos, in addition to all the normal administration stuff. It's based on our own experiences, reading a lot of source code for documentation, and the contributions of the userbase in places like the OpenBSD journal and mailing lists. We finished the book shortly after 3.4 was cut and it's now ready for the world! You can buy it in all of the usual places and also the OpenBSD online shop. Austin got a few hundred copies to sell, so now you an get your CD sets, shirts, and reading material all in one place.

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  1. By sbalneav ( on

    Does it cover spamd setup and admin?

    1. By Brandon Palmer ( on

      That's something that we plan to put into the second edition, along with any other new spam tools that come along in middle. Likewise CARP and the BGP tools. They didn't make the 3.4 cut-off point.

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        When will the second edition be due, roughly?

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I don't suppose it talks about CARP or BGPd?

    1. By JM ( on

      We finished the book shortly after 3.4 was cut. So, no.

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        We are just tired of books on openbsd, so this is done ;)

          1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

            Naw, 355 days early :)

  3. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    when the book will be available at amazon? thanks

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      Cool! Thanks, I'll be looking into this book too. I didn't know about it so I'm glad you mentioned it. Thanks again.

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