F21 System Wide Change: Workstation: Disable firewall

Christopher ctubbsii at apache.org
Tue Apr 15 12:35:43 UTC 2014

Whoa, the fact that the Firewall is on by default in Fedora (along
with SELinux) is one of the reasons I choose Fedora over alternatives.

Christopher L Tubbs II

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 5:01 AM, Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik at redhat.com> wrote:
> = Proposed System Wide Change: Workstation: Disable firewall =
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Workstation_Disable_Firewall
> Change owner(s): Matthias Clasen <mclasen at redhat.com>
> The firewalld service will not be enabled by default in the workstation
> product.
> == Detailed Description ==
> The current level of integration into the desktop and applications does not
> justify enabling the firewalld service by default. Additionally, the set of
> zones that we currently expose is excessive and not user-friendly. Therefore,
> we will disable the firewall service while we are working on a more user-
> friendly way to deal with network-related privacy issues.
> It will of course still be possible to enable the firewall manually.
> == Scope ==
> * Proposal owners/Other developers: Add a Workstation-specific service
> configuration (preset ?) to the firewalld package that disables firewalld for
> the Workstation product
> * Release engineering: No action required
> * Policies and guidelines: No action required
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