Firewall blocking desktop features

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at
Wed Sep 11 09:23:17 UTC 2013

On 2013-09-11 11:11, Heiko Adams wrote:
> Am 11.09.2013 10:41, schrieb Ankur Sinha:
>> - These software inform and take permission from the user before opening
>> ports in the firewall.
> IMHO it should be the job of the firewall to inform the user about an
> application that want's to open one or more ports and ask for permission
> to open that ports either temporary for the current session or permanent.
Is this a good idea? The firewall just knows aboyt an attempt to use a 
specific port. It does not know which application which *really* is 
trying to use that port. It could certainly make an educated guess, but 
that's just not good enough in this context IMHO.

OTOH, the application knows what ports it needs (even some which just 
might be used later) and can also identify itself to the user. Seems 
more reasonable to me.

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