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The Book of PF


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PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK OF PF; Dedication; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; This Is Not a HOWTO; What This Book Covers; Chapter 1: Building the Network You Need; 1.1 Your Network: High Performance, Low Maintenance, and Secure; 1.2 Where the Packet Filter Fits In; 1.3 The Rise of PF; 1.4 If You Came from Elsewhere; 1.5 A Little Encouragement: A PF Haiku; Chapter 2: PF Configuration Basics; 2.1 The First Step: Enabling PF; 2.2 A Simple PF Rule Set: A Single, Stand-Alone Machine; 2.3 Slightly Stricter: Using Lists and Macros for Readability; 2.4 Displaying Information About Your System; 2.5 Looking Ahead; Chapter 3: Into the Real World; 3.1 A Simple Gateway; 3.2 That Sad Old FTP Thing; 3.3 Making Your Network Troubleshooting Friendly; 3.4 Tables Make Your Life Easier; Chapter 4: Wireless Networks Made Easy; 4.1 A Little IEEE 802.11 Background; 4.2 Setting Up a Simple Wireless Network; 4.3 Guarding Your Wireless Network with authpf; Chapter 5: Bigger or Trickier Networks; 5.1 A Web Server and Mail Server on the Inside--Routable Addresses; 5.2 A Web Server and Mail Server on the Inside--the NAT Version; 5.3 Filtering on Interface Groups; 5.4 The Power of Tags; 5.5 The Bridging Firewall; 5.6 Handling Nonroutable Addresses from Elsewhere; Chapter 6: Turning the Tables for Proactive Defense; 6.1 Turning Away the Brutes; 6.2 Giving Spammers a Hard Time with spamd; 6.3 Spam-Fighting Tips; Chapter 7: Queues, Shaping, and Redundancy; 7.1 Directing Traffic with ALTQ; 7.2 Setting Up Queues; 7.3 Redundancy and Failover: CARP and pfsync; Chapter 8: Logging, Monitoring, and Statistics; 8.1 PF Logs: The Basics; 8.2 Additional Tools for PF Logs and Statistics; 8.3 Log Data as the Basis for Effective Debugging; Chapter 9: Getting Your Setup Just Right; 9.1 Things You Can Tweak and What You Probably Should Leave Alone; 9.2 Cleaning Up Your Traffic; 9.3 Testing Your Setup; 9.4 Debugging Your Rule Set; 9.5 Know Your Network and Stay in Control; Resources; General Networking and BSD Resources on the Internet; Sample Configurations and Related Musings; PF on Other BSD Systems; BSD and Networking Books; Wireless Networking Resources; spamd and Greylisting-Related Resources; Book-Related Web Resources; Buy OpenBSD CDs and Donate!; A Note on Hardware Support; Getting the Right Hardware; Issues Facing Hardware Support Developers; How to Help the Hardware Support Efforts; Colophon; Updates;

About the Author

Peter N. M. Hansteen is a consultant, writer, and sysadmin based in Bergen, Norway. A longtime Freenix advocate, Hansteen is a frequent lecturer on OpenBSD and FreeBSD topics, an occasional contributor to BSD Magazine, and the author of an often-slashdotted blog (http-// Hansteen was a participant in the original RFC 1149 implementation team. The Book of PF is an expanded follow-up to his very popular online PF tutorial (http-//

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