F21 System Wide Change: Workstation: Disable firewall

Andrew Lutomirski luto at mit.edu
Wed Apr 16 23:06:42 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:55:31AM +0200, Lars Seipel wrote:
>> > > Perhaps shorten to:
>> > > block
>> > > public
>> > > work
>> > > home
>> > That is a much more intuitive default set.
>> Is it? What's supposed to be the difference between work and home?
> I don't know if it's intuitive or not, but I can imagine that I might want
> to share music to my home network by default but wouldn't want that to
> happen at work.

For that matter, what's the difference between "public" and "block"?

This has always bugged me about Windows 7's firewall.  I never know
what to click, because I have no idea what the options do.


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