F21 System Wide Change: Workstation: Disable firewall

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at gnome.org
Tue Apr 15 18:53:59 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-04-15 at 20:31 +0200, Alec Leamas wrote:
> Anyway, I get the feeling that the hunt for the "really proper" fix is
> not that fruitful here. OTOH, if you limit the goals to fulfill the
> basic statement to not let the default configuration of firewalld
> block the functionality of the default Workstations applications it
> should certainly be doable without writing a new firewall. Not the
> most elegant, ultimate solution, but something which solves the
> problem at hand.

Yes, that's definitely the goal here. The Workstation technical spec
does not say "no firewall," it just says "the firewall must not break
default applications." That seems like a reasonable place to draw the
line between security and usability.
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