Category: Books

Nostarch press series BSD book

Nostarch Một trong những nhà phát hành sách có tiếng trên thế giới đang có một chương trình giảm giá đặc biệt cho bộ sách *BSD,bà con nào nghiên cứu về BSD nên mua đi:

  • Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas
  • Building a Server with FreeBSD 7 by Bryan J. Hong
  • The Book of PF by Peter N.M. Hansteen
  • Designing BSD Rootkits by Joseph Kong
  • Wicked Cool Shell Scripts by Dave Taylor

Linux Journal for October 2008

Một tạp chí hay dành cho các fan yêu thích linux:

This book is an easy-to-read guide to using IPCop in a variety of
different roles within the network. The book is written in a very
friendly style that makes this complex topic easy and a joy to read. It
first covers basic IPCop concepts, then moves to introduce basic IPCop
configurations, before covering advanced uses of IPCop. This book is
for both experienced and new IPCop users.

What you will learn from this book

Chapter 1 briefly introduces some firewall and networking concepts. The
chapter introduces the roles of several common networking devices and
explains how firewalls fit into this.

2 introduces the IPCop package itself, discussing how IPCop’s
red/orange/blue/green interfaces fit into a network topology. It then
covers the configuration of IPCop in other common roles, such as those
of a web proxy, DHCP, DNS, time, and VPN server.

Chapter 3
covers three sample scenarios where we learn how to deploy IPCop, how
IPCop interfaces connect to each other and to the network as a whole.

4 covers installing IPCop. It outlines the system configuration
required to run IPCop, and explains the configuration required to get
IPCop up and running.

In Chapter 5, we will learn how to employ
the various tools IPCop provides us with to administrate, operate,
troubleshoot, and monitor our IPCop firewall

Chapter 6 starts
off with explaining the need for an IDS in our system and then goes on
to explain how to use the SNORT IDS with IPCop.

Chapter 7
introduces the VPN concept and explains how to set up an IPSec VPN
configuration for a system. Special focus is laid on configuring the
blue zone — a secured wireless network augmenting the security of a
wireless segment, even one already using WEP or WPA.

Chapter 8
demonstrates how to manage bandwidth using IPCop making use of traffic
shaping techniques and cache management. The chapter also covers the
configuration of the Squid web proxy and caching system.

9 focuses on the vast range of add-ons available to configure IPCop to
suit our needs. We see how to install add-ons and then learn more about
common add-ons like SquidGuard, Enhanced Filtering, Blue Access,
LogSend, and CopFilter.  

Chapter 10 covers IPCop security risks, patch management and some security and auditing tools and tests.

Chapter 11 outlines the support IPCop users have in the form of mailing lists and IRC.

Who this book is written for

Anyone interested in securing their networks with IPCop — from those
new to networking and firewalls, to networking and IT Professionals
with previous experience of IPCop. No knowledge of Linux or IPCop is


This torrent contains all u need to become a python guru, no matter what your skill level is / is not.
"Python has been an important part of Google since the beginning, and
remains so as the system grows and evolves. Today dozens of Google
engineers use Python, and we’re looking for more people with skills in
this language." said Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google

Python offers a wide range of choices for web development:

   * Writing basic CGI scripts.
   * Frameworks such as Django and TurboGears.
   * High-end solutions such as Zope.
   * Advanced content management systems such as Plone.

For custom web solutions and other internet-based applications:

   * Extensive support for HTML and XML.
   * E-mail processing.
   * Processing RSS feeds.
   * Support for many other Internet protocols.

Database Access

   * Custom and ODBC interfaces to MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server,
PostgreSQL, SybODBC, and others are available for free download.
   * Standard Database API.
   * Object databases such as ZODB and Durus.

Desktop GUIs

   * The Tk GUI development library is included with most binary distributions for Python.
   * wxWidgets
   * GTK+
   * Qt
   * Microsoft Foundation Classes through the win32 extensions
   * Delphi

Scientific and Numeric

Python is widely used in scientific and numeric computing:

   * Bioinformatics
   * Python course in Bioinformatics
   * Physics


Python is a superb language for teaching programming, both at the introductory level and for more advanced courses.

   * Education Special Interest Group is a good place to start.
   * pyBiblio links to many different resources.
   * The Software Carpentry Course, funded by the Python Software Foundation.

Network Programming

In addition to the web and internet support described above, Python also provides support for lower level network programming:

   * Easy-to-use socket interface.
   * Twisted Python, a framework for asynchronous network programming.
Python is often used as a support language for software developers, for
build control and management, testing, and in many other ways.

   * SCons for build control.
   * Buildbot and Apache Gump for automated continuous compilation and testing.
   * Roundup or Trac for bug tracking and project management.
   * Roster of Integrated Development Environments.

Game and 3D Graphics

Python is widely used in commercial and hobby game development:

   * A partial list of games is on the Python Games wiki page.
   * PyGame and PyKyra are two of the game frameworks available for Python.
   * List of 3D rendering libraries available for Python.
   * PyWeek is a semi-annual game programming contest.