Firewalls and Internet Security:

Repelling the Wily Hacker

Second Edition

William R. Cheswick, Steven M. Bellovin, and Aviel D. Rubin

The full text of the second edition of Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker is now available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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  1. Getting Started
    1. Introduction
    2. A Security Review of Protocols: Lower Layers
    3. Security Review: The Upper Layers (HTML)
    4. The Web: Threat or Menace?

  2. The Threats
    1. Classes of Attacks
    2. The Hackers' Workbench, and other Munitions

  3. Safer Tools and Services
    1. Authentication
    2. Using Some Tools and Services

  4. Firewalls and VPNs
    1. Kinds of Firewalls
    2. Filtering Services
    3. Firewall Engineering
    4. Tunneling and VPNs

  5. Protecting an Organization
    1. Network Layout
    2. Safe Hosts in a Hostile Environment
    3. Intrusion Detection

  6. Lessons Learned
    1. An Evening with Berferd
    2. The Taking of Clark
    3. Secure Communications over Insecure Networks
    4. Where Do We Go from Here?

  7. Appendixes
    1. An Introduction to Cryptography
    2. Keeping Up

      Bibliography (HTML)
      List of Bombs
      List of Acronyms

The complete text of the first edition is still available online, and can be found here.