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Peter N. M. Hansteen is a consultant, writer and sysadmin based in Bergen, Norway. A longtime Freenix advocate, Hansteen is a frequent lecturer on FreeBSD and OpenBSD topics, an occasional contributor to BSD Magazine and writes a frequently slashdotted blog at http://bsdly.blogspot.com. Hansteen was a participant in the original RFC 1149 implementation team. The Book of PF is an expanded follow up to his very popular online PF tutorial (http://home.nuug.no/~peter/pf/).
Like all 'No Starch' books, this one delivers. Well organized and to the point. If you have computer security concerns, using a BSD OS and setting up PF is the way to goPublished 2 months ago by david froh
I was surprised that this book didn't cover the basics of pf. The reserved words, configuration syntax, statement order are not covered. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book doesn't really concern itself with the installation of OpenBSD or various other configuration aspects, just PF. It's straight and to the point. Read morePublished 15 months ago by D. A. Bentley
There are plenty of resources on the web that you can piece together to get PF functional. What I found difficult was to get a broader overview of PF with the implementation... Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by C. Ashley White
Just because you're not using Windows doesn't decrease the high value of security. "The Book of PF: A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall" seeks to educate readers and users... Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by Midwest Book Review
I like brevity so I am going to stick with it on my review. This book was easy to read and follow as the author progressed. Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by D. S. Alanis
This book, unfirtunately, is not much more than a mix of manuals and well-known HowTo's spread over Internet. I could as well print them to have them at hand. Read morePublished on November 14, 2009 by Alexander Povolotsky
Hansteen has put together a mostly well written, OS-independent guide to PF. He states he "made a conscious decision early on to introduce you to its methods via interesting and... Read morePublished on January 2, 2009 by Christopher M. Buechler
This book is great for all types of OpenBSD users. If you just want a to build a home router with better performance and more control, then this book is all you'll need. Read morePublished on August 17, 2008 by Michael R. Schenck