F21 System Wide Change: Workstation: Disable firewall

Simo Sorce simo at redhat.com
Tue Apr 15 13:53:04 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-04-15 at 15:42 +0200, Simone Caronni wrote:
> On 15 April 2014 14:35, Christopher <ctubbsii at apache.org> wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> Same thing here, It was really surprising to see it as a proposed feature.
> How can it be that after years we are disabling the firewall by default?
> I personally find it a big, big step backwards.
> Instead of disabiling it, wouldn't be a better approach to have a more
> relaxed firewall policy for the workstation product that opens the
> additional ports for DAAP, UPnp, etc.?

Indeed, that would be a more reasonable approach.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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