November 24, 2006

Network Security Hacks, Second Edition

James Pyles writes "I'd never reviewed an O'Reilly 'Hacks' book before but the series comes highly recommended so I was looking forward to an enjoyable experience. Having time on my hands while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner (the turkey is slowly smoking on the barbecue as I write this), I pulled 'Network Security Hacks' from the stack and went to work. The first thing I noticed was Contributors section in the book's front matter. While Andrew Lockhart's name is on the cover as the author, a rather lengthy list of names, all having very impressive credentials appears here. I've said before (in the Acknowledgments section of one of my works) that no one writes a book alone. This seems especially true in Lockhart's case and his mining of so many highly technical 'ores' can only enhance the quality and accuracy of this text."


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