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Linux system security an administrator"s guide to open source security tools by Mann, Scott

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Published by Prentice Hall in Upper Saddle River, NJ .
Written in English


  • Linux,
  • Operating systems (Computers),
  • Computer security

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

StatementScott Mann and Ellen L. Mitchell
ContributionsMitchell, Ellen L
LC ClassificationsQA76.76.O63 M3515 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvii, 564 p. :
Number of Pages564
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16958635M
ISBN 100130158070
LC Control Number99059100

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