Another Review, Another Pre-Review
Network Warrior is the best network administration book I've ever read.
I spend most of my reading time on security books, but because I lean towards network security I like reading complementary sources on protocols and infrastructure.
Gary Donahue has written a wonderful book that I highly recommend for anyone who administers, supports, or interacts with networks. Network Warrior may be the best book I will read in 2007.
Yeah, I liked it that much. I devoured this book, staying up until 1 am or more several nights in a row.
I'm looking forward to reading Mark Kadrich's Endpoint Security. I think this book will directly affect how I approach some projects at work. I really hope it can help me better understand how to deal with endpoint security in 2007. It's taken me a while to get this book. For some reason it was published in "March 2007" but only available recently.
I'd like to briefly mention a new book that's great, but which I won't read and review: Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems by Greg Hoglund and Gary McGraw. I reviewed drafts of this book and I think the underlying message behind the code is extremely important. To understand why, please read this post by Brian Chess. He makes a much better case than I could. Because I am so time-crunched, and I really do not care about the details of exploiting WoW, I am not going to review Exploiting Online Games. I will have a couple copies to share at Black Hat for students or teaching assistants who make my life easier in class!