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    Linux ,Law Enforcement and Forensics, a beginners guide.

    I just finished reading a 108 page .pdf called:
    "The Law Enforcement and Forensic Examiner Introduction to Linux,
    A Beginner's Guide.".
    Its a nice introduction to linux as a forensic tool.
    It is targeted at
    .. computer forensic investigators
    interested in learning more about the GNU/Linux operating system. It
    assumes no prior experience with Linux.
    and it was a nice read (imo)

    It starts with 40-some pages of general introduction to the use of the bash-cli in linux and advances to to forensics-specific tools/features (like dd/mounting using loopback device), to conclude with the sleuthkit, autopsy and and a touch of Smart (which is a commercial tool).
    It also involves 'hands on' examples.

    As the Readme states:
    This guide does not aim to be a "how-to" for conducting forensic
    examinations. It is designed to introduce the tools available for
    investigators using Linux. .. Linux as a forensic tool.
    Over all I though it was a good read for both the linux-novice and the forensics-novice.
    The guide itself can be downloaded from this link:

    The Law Enforcement and Forensic Examiner Introduction to Linux, A Beginner's Guide. pdf
    Additional files needed for the 'hands on' can be downloaded from the following ftp-directory:
    ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/ig/ccd/linuxintro/ .

    It also links to additional reading material.

    Cheers

    ps:
    If you have finished reading you might want to take a look at:
    http://project.honeynet.org/scans/scan24/
    http://project.honeynet.org/scans/scan26/ .

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    Introduction to Linux : very interesting

    This guide is very interesting.

    Over all I though it was a good read for both the linux-novice and the forensics-novice.
    It is important to know that free softwares provide good solutions for computer forensics.
    Alain STEVENS, cyberdetective
    Computer Forensics and Internet Investigations
    http://www.alainstevens.com

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