"Workstation" Product defaults to wide-open firewall
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
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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