FOSS Network Infrastructure and Security/Further References

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The most useful resource for further reading is the Internet. Here are some useful sites on the Internet.

Resources on the Web[edit]

General reading/references[edit]

a. Free Software Foundation <http://www.fsf.org>

b. IOSN <http://www.iosn.net>

c. Linux Documentation Project <http://www.ldp.org>, <http://www.linuxdoc.org>

d. Internet Standards and RFCs <http://www.faqs.org/rfcs>

e. Internet Society / NSRC Workshop Resources <http://www.ws.isoc.org>

f. Network Startup Resource Center <http://www.nsrc.org>

g. UNESCO Free Software Portal <http://www.unesco.org/webworld/portal_freesoft/index.shtml>

h. Networking and Information Technology Observatory <http://www.sdnp.undp.org/observatory> - click on the “open source” theme.

Linux software download and documentation[edit]

a. Source Forge <http://www.sourceforge.net>

b. Kernel .org <http://www.kernel.org>

c. Freshmeat <http://www.freshmeat.net>

d. RPMFind <http://www.rpmfind.net>

e. DNS/BIND <http://www.isc.org/bind>

f. Sendmail <http://www.sendmail.org>

g. SSL <http://www.openssl.org>

h. SSH <http://www.openssh.org>

Security-related sites[edit]

a. Security Focus <http://www.securityfocus.com>

b. CERT <http://www.cert.org>

Forums[edit]

a. Slashdot <http://www.slashdot.org>

b. Linux Online <http://www..linux.com>

Events[edit]

a. APRICOT <http://www.apricot.net>

b. NANOG <http://www.nanog.org>

c. AfNOG <http://www.afnog.org>

d. SANOG <http://www.sanog.org>

e. O’Reilly Open Source Conference <http://www.oreilly.com>

Useful mailing lists[edit]

a. ISP-Linux <http://www.isp-linux.com>

b. NANOG <http://www.nanog.org>

c. AfNOG <http://www.afnog.org>

d. SANOG <http://www.sanog.org>

e. NSP Security Mailing List <http://puck.nether.net/nsp-sec>

List of FOSS most commonly used by ISPs[edit]

Operating system

Debian Linux <http://www.debian.org>

FreeBSD <http://www.freebsd.org>

Accounting authorization authentication

Cistron Radius <http://www.radius.cistron.nl>

FreeRadius <http://www.freeradius.org>

Freeside <http://www.sisd.com/freeside>

Domain Name Server

BIND <http://www.isc.org/products/BIND>

MAIL servers and related software

Sendmail <http://www.sendmail.org>

Exim <http://www.exim.org>

CourierImap <http://www.inter7.com/courierimap>

SpamAssassin <http://www.spamassassin.org>

Majordomo <http://www.greatcircle.com/majordomo>

Web -related software

Apache <http://www.apache.org>

PHP <http://www.php.net>

Proxy and caching servers

Squid <http://www.squid-cache.org>

Security-related

Iptables <http://www.netfilter.org>

Snort <http://www.snort.org>

OpenSSH <http://www.openssh.org>

OpenSSL <http://www.openssl.org>

Network management system

MRTG <http://www.mrtg.org>

Netsaint <http://www.netsaint.org>

Nmap <http://www.nmap.org>

Ntop <http://www.ntop.org>

Browsers and e-mail clients

Firefox Internet Browser <http://www.firefox.com>

Mozilla <http://www.mozilla.org>

Thunderbird E-mail Client <http://www.firefox.com>

Books[edit]

Linux Books tends to get obsolete very quickly. But they are still a handy reference, when your access to the Internet is limited.

O’Reilly Books[edit]

Practical Internet and UNIX Security

Linux in a Nut Shell

Building Secure Servers with Linux

DNS and BIND

Essential System Administration

Linux Security Cookbook

Network Troubleshooting Tools

Other O’Reilly books on FOSS are also highly recommended.

Other Books[edit]

Unix Unleashed. System Administrator’s Edition. India: Techmedia.

Special Edition - Using Linux. 3rd Edition. India: Prentice Hall of India Ltd.

Tanenbum, A. Computer Networks. Prentice Hall.

Free BSD References[edit]

The FreeBSD handbook is a full guide on FreeBSD.

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-communication.html

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/advanced-networking.html