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Firewalling with PF book

Contributed by sean on from the rtf-dead-tree-m dept.

In a post to the misc@ list, Peter Hansteen states he's finally recieved some copies of his new book. The publisher's site states copies are available this month (take that as you will).

The material is an expanded book form of Peter's excellent PF tutorial.

Congratulations on the publishing of your book Peter! I've added one to 'my cart,' how about you?

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  1. By Venture37 (venture37) venture37<A>hotmail.com on www.geeklan.co.uk

    Congrats
    Will Wim be stocking a copy of this??

    1. By Peter N. M. Hansteen (pitrh) peter@bsdly.net on http://bsdly.blogspot.com/

      > Congrats
      > Will Wim be stocking a copy of this??

      Thanks! Yes, as far as I know it will be possible to order the book via both the North American and the European arm of OpenBSD.org.

      But there's always the horrors of transportation around the holidays to take into account.

    2. By Wim Vandeputte (88.82.33.37) wim@kd85.com on https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order.eu

      > Congrats
      > Will Wim be stocking a copy of this??
      

      Yes, we have ordered a bunch of them and are waiting for the delivery. Unfortunately I don't expect them before Xmas. I might be able to bring some to the CCC Kongres but no promises

      You can order them from Europe and Canada

      1. By tmib (tmib) on

        > You can order them from Europe and Canada

        Awesome, will order one soon! Still waiting for the Commandline Companion though.

        And congrats to Peter of course!

        1. By Anonymous Coward (69.70.68.38) on

          > > You can order them from Europe and Canada
          >
          > Awesome, will order one soon! Still waiting for the Commandline Companion though.
          >
          > And congrats to Peter of course!

          Good luck with the Commandline Companion. >=()

          Would have loved to see it too...

        2. By wim (88.82.33.37) wim@kd85.com on https://kd85.com/notforsale.html

          > Awesome, will order one soon! Still waiting for the Commandline Companion though.

          Wel, in the spirit of Xmas, I'll be gentile.

          I am not very happy with the way the whole Jacek book deal went wrong. I feel cheated out of a load of money but more important I was not able to deliver a promise to a whole bunch of people. Needless to say, next time I'll visit Poland, there will be a shovel in the back of my car...

          Fortunately, Peters publisher contacted us and offered us a prompt delivery of the new PF book. :-)

          1. By Peter N. M. Hansteen (pitrh) peter@bsdly.net on http://bsdly.blogspot.com/

            > Fortunately, Peters publisher contacted us and offered us a prompt delivery of the new PF book. :-)

            and in a message dated late yesterday evening San Francisco time, one of my friends at nostarch assure me that they shipped out international and US pre-orders "this afternoon". so now there's only the usual random factors to determine when you get yours :)

  2. By Anonymous Coward (24.37.242.64) on

    Congratulations on the publishing of your book Peter! I've added one to 'my cart,' how about you?

    I'm sure Peter has added one of his books to his cart too... ;-)

    Mine's on order from Amazon.ca since the undeadly.org posting of it, still waiting though; says won't ship until Jan. 16 to mid-February...? :-(

    1. By Peter N. M. Hansteen (pitrh) peter@bsdly.net on http://bsdly.blogspot.com/

      > Mine's on order from Amazon.ca since the undeadly.org posting of it, still waiting though; says won't ship until Jan. 16 to mid-February...? :-(

      That's odd.

      Then again it *could* mean that the first printing is sold out already :)
      I really need to check that.


      1. By Michael W Lucas (63.85.32.4) on http://www.blackhelicopters.org/~mwlucas

        > > Mine's on order from Amazon.ca since the undeadly.org posting of it, still waiting though; says won't ship until Jan. 16 to mid-February...? :-(
        >
        > That's odd.

        Peter,

        Amazon lies on ship dates. Get used to it.

        No, perhaps that's a bit strong. The printer ships books to the author via some fairly speedy method, such as UPS Sludge. The printer ships the books to the distributor by a somewhat slower method, generally on the backs of arthritic camels. At the distributor, the books are placed on a cart drawn by trained slugs and dragged to Amazon's ship point. (I've been assured that the slugs are both highly trained and receive massive doses of steroids, but it doesn't seem to help much.) The books are then shipped out to the customer.

        Makes you think twice about getting overnight shipping from amazon, doesn't it.? :-)

        ==ml

        PS: Congrats, Peter!

  3. By Dennis Decker Jensen (85.83.52.4) on

    (Pre)ordered the book a few days ago at No Starch Press.

    --
    Dennis Decker Jensen

    KHALEPA TA KALLA

    1. By Monah (67.100.188.210) on

      > (Pre)ordered the book a few days ago at No Starch Press.
      >
      > --
      > Dennis Decker Jensen
      >
      > KHALEPA TA KALLA
      >

      Just ordered mine 2 minutes ago, thanks Peter for a great job. Merry Xmas all.

  4. By Steve Shockley (68.80.137.106) on

    Ah, so it's a book about PF firewalling, not using a PF book to firewall.

    1. By Ray Percival (sng) on http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=search&sort=time&query=sng

      > Ah, so it's a book about PF firewalling, not using a PF book to firewall.

      I could encase one in steel for you and then you could use it for firewalling. Contact for quotes on this very overpriced service.

  5. By Daniel Hartmeier (dhartmei) daniel@benzedrine.cx on

    Congratulations Peter! :)

  6. By Anonymous Hero (142.205.240.4) on

    "Coming December 2008"

    I'm not going to receive my book for another year...? (Check the publisher's site)

    1. By Anonymous Coward (24.37.242.64) on

      > "Coming December 2008"
      >
      > I'm not going to receive my book for another year...? (Check the publisher's site)

      This is what I see from the site - notice the 2007:

      The Book of PF
      A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall
      by Peter N.M. Hansteen

      December 2007, 184 pp.
      ISBN-13 978-1-59327-165-7

      $29.95

      1. By Anonymous Hero (216.168.107.6) on

        > > "Coming December 2008"
        > >
        > > I'm not going to receive my book for another year...? (Check the publisher's site)
        >
        > This is what I see from the site - notice the 2007:
        >
        > The Book of PF
        > A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall
        > by Peter N.M. Hansteen
        >
        > December 2007, 184 pp.
        > ISBN-13 978-1-59327-165-7
        >
        > $29.95

        Evidently they fixed it.

        1. By Anonymous Coward (99.146.53.233) on

          > > > "Coming December 2008"
          > > >
          > > > I'm not going to receive my book for another year...? (Check the publisher's site)
          > >
          > > This is what I see from the site - notice the 2007:
          > >
          > > The Book of PF
          > > A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall
          > > by Peter N.M. Hansteen
          > >
          > > December 2007, 184 pp.
          > > ISBN-13 978-1-59327-165-7
          > >
          > > $29.95
          >
          > Evidently they fixed it.

          I got mine today and No they didn't

          Copyright @ 2008

          AC

  7. By Han (84.41.179.194) han@mijncomputer.nl on

    Great Peter!

    You have shown the world you can write a technical book fully in open source and get a great result which was audited by a lot of people. Which results in a progressive way to make sure the quality is next to perfect.

    # Han

  8. By Anonymous Coward (190.18.128.252) on

    I'm willing to buy this book, but unfortunately the S&H is very expensive (bookpool) costing 2x the book's price. Does anyone know if the publisher will offer a pdf version ? it's not there, at least now... :(

    1. By Wim Vandeputte (88.82.33.37) wim@kd85.com on https://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order.eu

      > I'm willing to buy this book, but unfortunately the S&H is very expensive (bookpool) costing 2x the book's price. Does anyone know if the publisher will offer a pdf version ? it's not there, at least now... :(

      Where do you want it to be shipped to? Shipping within Europe is something like EUR 7 with regular mail A Prior

      I can do UPS Express as wel for EUR 50 ;-)

      1. By Anonymous Coward (190.18.128.252) on

        > > I'm willing to buy this book, but unfortunately the S&H is very expensive (bookpool) costing 2x the book's price. Does anyone know if the publisher will offer a pdf version ? it's not there, at least now... :(
        >
        > Where do you want it to be shipped to? Shipping within Europe is something like EUR 7 with regular mail A Prior
        >
        > I can do UPS Express as wel for EUR 50 ;-)

        Argentina, South America. Well, I've just found a much better rate from Amazon! (10u$ for S&H) and've just ordered one!

  9. By N3w1xZ (83.199.190.51) n3w1xz@gmail.com on

    Thanks for this book, :)

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