TCP Hijacking Understanding and preventing TCP attacksAug 31, 2005
It is quite easy to take a TCP connection down using a RST attack, and this risk increases with applications that need long-term connections, such as VPNs, DNS zone transfers, and BGP. We’ll describe how a TCP attack can happen, and we’ll show you some simple techniques for protecting your network.more »
Socks 5 Examining the generic Socks version 5 proxy protocolJun 30, 2005
Socks is a universal proxy protocol for TCP and UDP that allows internal hosts to securely pass the firewall and authenticates users. This article describes the latest version of the Socks proxy protocol and shows how to implement it.more »
ARP Spoofing ARP spoofing and poisoningJun 30, 2005
Any user on a LAN can sniff and manipulate local traffic. ARP spoofing and poisoning techniques give an attacker an easy way in.more »
Security Intro Knowing the ways of the enemyJun 30, 2005
SSPE Security Policies SSPE: Managing security policies for multiple firewallsJun 30, 2005
The Simple Security Policy Editor (SSPE) helps you organize your network and keep track of security policies across multiple firewalls. You can reference a central policy to generate rulesets for packet filters and VPN gateways.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Mail and QueuegraphMay 31, 2005
Worms, mail bombs, and users who send multiple megabyte Powerpoint files across the wire give Postfix administrators plenty of reasons to view their charges with a critical eye from time to time.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: SmokepingApr 30, 2005
If you do not receive a response to a ping, or if the response is seriously delayed, you might like to take this as a warning. But who wants to ping all day? You need a ping-based monitoring utility like Smokeping.more »
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