"Workstation" Product defaults to wide-open firewall

Bastien Nocera bnocera at redhat.com
Mon Dec 8 10:45:56 UTC 2014

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> Well, I'll understand these aspects.
> But when I think about Linux, especially about Fedora, I'm thinking
> about the freedom to make decisions. This means to me, to customize
> and take advantage of my computer and in this case my operating system.

You're free to select another firewall zone.

> It's not about a simple Yes / No Dialog, it's more about an
> explanation and providing possible solutions and if you want so to
> educate the user.

I don't think that linking to a TCP/IP manual is going to help.

> People using Fedora are usually not simple "I'd like to have a more
> stable and secure computer"-guys, they are already pretty aware of the
> advantages of a linux distribution and their privacy - so on they
> probably like to decide whats happening.

And that means they know about the ins and outs of firewalls and TCP/IP?
It doesn't.

> I hope it's not needed to mentions that we are not Ubuntu, Windows or
> OSx. We are a free and open Linux distribution and every step in
> another direction is an attack against the ideas of free open source
> and open mind.
> We need to support our users and offer them to make decisions.
>  * Explaining the user why
>  * Explaining the user what does it mean to open a port
>  * Offer the user a appropriate way to resolve his issue
> This is just my opinion, don't take this offensive. :-)

No, because that'd be awful UI.

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