||Author: Bruce Potter, Bob Fleck|
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (December, 2002)
Sales Rank: 39,375
Average Customer Rating: 3.4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Wonderful book, title should mention Unix.
802.11 Security is another fine O'Reilly book, it is very nicely written and laid out and the message is crystal clear.
The reason I gave it three stars was that the book is heavily biased towards Linux, Free BSD, and Open BSD and the title does not reflect the bias. That is not a bad thing, I found the unix information wonderful, but if you are ordering 802.11 Security over the web, you might easily miss the unix emphasis and end up with a book that doesn't meet your needs.
Rating: 5 out of 5
As secure as it can be
You've got one, I've got one, we've all got one. Wired networks have become so passe` now that wireless networks are everywhere. The one characteristic of most wireless networks is the lack of security. Enter O'Reilly's 802.11 Security.
Potter and Fleck have written this little book as a no-nonsense guide to understanding the problem of wireless networking security. They also do an excellent job demonstrating how to implement solutions that are quick, simple and actually work.
Overall, I would have to say that this book is a gold mine for anyone running an 802.11 network. It has helped me figure out how to implement wireless networking at home thus minimizing security risks. As usual the book is very easy reading and it's written in a very easy-going style giving the necessary background before launching into any detailed discussions. I would highly recommend this book to anyone considering or using a wireless network.
Even though given enough time my wireless network could be sniffed out, I feel much better having a better understanding of how important securing my wireless network is and knowing that I've done what I can to prevent unauthorized use.
Rating: 4 out of 5
I disagree with the other reviewer. While it's true that this book has a large collection of URL's that *could* be found using a search engine, the fact that the authors took the time to find the resources mentioned, cull through them, and published them, saves a beginner a significant amount of time weeding out the good hits from the zillion or so mediocre ones.
The book is well worth the money for anyone contemplating running a wireless network with some flavor of *nix, or even, (God forbid) Windoze. Sample configurations for both servers and clients are given, and aside from a few typos between the text and the diagrams, is quite complete for anyone with a modicum of system administration knowledge.
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