On Mon, 2010-12-06 at 17:57 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Mon, 2010-12-06 at 10:54 +0100, Michał Piotrowski wrote:
> There are no stupid questions :)
> On most desktop systems firewall is not needed. Many users do not even
> know how to configure it. In fact I disable it in most of my systems,
> because there is no real use for it. So I asked a simple question
> whether there is a need to install iptables by default?
On most laptops, however, which are the most common types of system sold
today, a firewall is very definitely needed when you're connecting to
hotel networks, public wifi access points...
We're trying to get beyond that conventional wisdom and look at what
services might actually get unintentionally exposed in the absence of a
firewall and whether there is some other solution (e.g., don't enable
them by default, or bind to localhost).