F21 System Wide Change: Workstation: Disable firewall

Ian Malone ibmalone at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 11:11:05 UTC 2014

On 16 April 2014 00:11, William Brown <william at firstyear.id.au> wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-04-15 at 13:49 -0700, Matthias Clasen wrote:

>> I don't think we want a 'firewall' UI anyway; the firewall is not
>> something most users can or should understand and make decisions of.
> Never take decisions away from users.
> The OSX style firewall works well when enabled. It blocks all by
> default, then when an application wants a listening port, the user is
> prompted to allow or deny it. I think this is a good model.

"Users can't understand a firewall, let's just turn it off" (I realise
that's not your position, it's the one that seems to be coming up in
this thread.)
Anyone else astounded this discussion is actually taking place?


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