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Although I am an Arch Linux user, I expected to find some serious new information about network security etc in this book. I was sadly disappointed. Throughout the book, the information is no more than a regular user of linux would already be familiar with and beginners would find it in a 'Linux for Dummies' type of book, or preferably online and in 'man' files. There were several mistakes as well. the first biggie came when I tried to use snort.conf in the text manipulation chapter. It wasn't installed on my virtual box Kali distro. Odd! It wasn't available in Kali although it most certainly was in Arch. Eventually I realised that the Kali Repos were not activated and I was able to go into the relevant '.resolv' file and correct that. Surely, the author should have caught that one. It was also annoying that whenever the book started to get interesting, the author would stop with his stock phrase of 'but this is beyond the scope of this book'. Annoying! In short, I regret paying the money for this book. I usually like the 'nostarch' books so this was a big disappointment. I don't recommend buying this book. The information in it is readily available on the internet and in other learner books.
As a cyber security expert I have been watching this book for a while. Maybe I had higher expectations for it then It deserves but it TRULY is for beginners, script kiddies here's your book! One good thing I do love is the cover.