> Has anyone seen the book "Internet Firewalls and Network Security"? I would
> like to hear some type of review before I order one..
It's been on my night stand for 2 months, and I haven't been able to get
through it. There's so much general TCP/IP and UNIX information I
haven't been able to get through it to the firewall stuff yet.
(Disclaimer: I know this stuff, and was looking for something to
recommend to clients.)
I hated the typography. Tiny side thoughts that should be surrounded by
parantheses (if they're to be included at all) are instead set in a
decorated box with an engraved "Note" and hand-holding-pencil icon in
the margin. (An example of a thought that gets this "Note" treatment,
under the finger command: "Idle time is minutes if it is a single
integer, hours and minutes if a colon (:) is present, or days and hours
if a "d" is present.") Very distracting, impeding rather than enhancing
I'm not usually negative on books. I loved the volume on mail privacy
that came packaged with it as a main selection from the (Newbridge)
Library of Computer and Information Science Book Club.
I'll sell you my copy for $10.
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