"Workstation" Product defaults to wide-open firewall
h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Dec 9 15:04:46 UTC 2014
Am 09.12.2014 um 15:57 schrieb Christian Schaller:
> Well I think it is hard for anyone to guess what would be reasonable defaults for
> you specifically, any default is by its nature just targeting an generic
> person, which might or might not be a lot like you.
> But if you are aware and understand the finer details here then it isn't that
> big a job to change it, you should be able to go into the network manager, choose your
> connection, choose 'identity' (should probably be moved to be under security?) and change
> the zone for your network to whatever suits you better.
and why can't you do the same if you want it open instead start
wide-open and expect from people to secure their system
how long do you think does it take until someone is so audacious and
installs mysql and apache with the intention just to develop some
webscripts on his workstation *beause* he want only play around with it
not imaging that his mysqld is open to the world and not just localhost?
the same applies for *any* other service in /etc/services with a port
number above 1024 - ship unsecure defaults and expect users to secure
their machines is pervert - that won't happen, sooner or later damage
will happen and nobody feels responsible
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