About F19 Firewall

Björn Persson bjorn at xn--rombobjrn-67a.se
Fri Sep 20 22:40:15 UTC 2013

Mateusz Marzantowicz wrote:
>On 20.09.2013 22:23, Björn Persson wrote:
>> Anyone can broadcast an SSID. How does FirewallD authenticate the
>> network connection?
>FirewallD is not responsible for such authentication/AP validation.
>Firewall as such is not meant to assure you're connecting to where you

It's FirewallD that introduces the zone concept. FirewallD is therefore
responsible for ensuring that the network has been authenticated before
it switches to a zone that assumes an isolated and friendly network. Of
course FirewallD can delegate the authentication to another program,
but simply stating that FirewallD is not responsible doesn't answer the

Björn Persson

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