"Workstation" Product defaults to wide-open firewall

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Mon Dec 8 16:12:38 UTC 2014


On Mon, 2014-12-08 at 17:08 +0100, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 08.12.2014 um 16:55 schrieb Bastien Nocera:
> >>> You're free to select another firewall zone.
> >>
> >> How, when you don't even install the firewall configuration tool by default?
> >
> > Settings -> Network, select your network -> Identity -> Firewall zone
> 
> that's possible with one click?
> 
> fine, then the only right decision would have been ship *that* as 
> default and say "You're free to select another firewall zone" exactly 
> that way BUT NOT ship danergous and unsecure defaults
> 
> there is no but and if
> 
> nobody of your user audience will lock down his machine manually when 
> all seems to work and a user which is not able to manually switch to a 
> more unsecure mode (by read 5 seconds docs or Google) better stays with 
> shields up - better be safe than sorry
> 
> hopefully i die before the userbase growing up with that direction of 
> wrong defaults is in the position to make decisions and technical 
> implementations!

It is clear by now that you don't agree with the decision the
workstation WG has taken on this topic. I don't think rehashing the same
arguments over and over will lead to any new insights. In particular
with 'I hope I die' style rhetoric.







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