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Security Strategies in Linux Platforms and Applications by Michael Jang

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Chapter 9. Networked Application Security

IN THIS CHAPTER, you'll examine the security features and options associated with a number of networked applications and services, including Apache; Squid; the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND); mail transfer agents (MTAs) such as sendmail, Sendmail, and Postfix; Voice over IP (VoIP) services such as Asterisk; the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS); and the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Options for obscurity are also addressed. Because Apache and BIND are especially popular options on the Internet, both application services are prime targets for black-hat hackers.

An extensive array of applications can be included with Apache. These applications include different databases and scripting languages. Squid ...

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