>From the desk of Phil Tucker:
> From: "Phil Tucker" <tuckerp @
> I am searching for a good hands-on "Systems Administrator
> --Security---course". Manage and secure multi-vendor
> Unix systems (hands on firewall implementation). Don't need
> "concepts" or reference books. Have plenty of these.
Another alternative is to get your hands on an old 486 with @8MB+ of memory
and @250MB+ and install a copy of FreeBSD or Linux on it (available from
a CD or Bookstore or on the Web at various locations). It may be "awk"ward
at first <grin>, but you'll get the hang of it. Try it & you'll "C" what I
mean. 8^) But seriously, the best approach to learn something is to take
it apart, figure out how it works, and then try to get it to do what you want
to do (time permitting, of course). Experimenting at home on this may help
you get the experience you may need while helping to reduce the number of
misteaks <grin> you make at work (and subsequent embarassment).
Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
-- Rich Kulawiec
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