"Workstation" Product defaults to wide-open firewall

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Dec 9 20:31:41 UTC 2014

Am 09.12.2014 um 21:25 schrieb Pete Travis:
> Lets say I do have an understanding of network basics, just for the sake
> of argument.  I share my application with you.  The application is
> intended to listen on the network, you know this and want the
> application for that purpose.  You run the application, it tries to
> listen to a network port.  Magick, prayers, and the ghost of Charles
> Babbage - or maybe some hypothetical dbus service- does *something* to
> find out if you really wanted that.  You did.  Neither one of us is is
> made incompetent by the convenience.

i did not say that nor is anything i said in that thread meant abusive

> Here's the thing: firewalld will let this happen.  at here is a dbus
> interface.  Thomas has proven more than willing to accommodate RFEs.
> Nobody is asking for changes that would solve the problem of frustrated
> users or developers encountering firewall restrictions.  The GNOME folks
> don't want the UX compromise of rote-clicked dialogs.  Nobody else is
> suggesting an alternative implementation that actually *improves* the
> Fedora experience.  Ideas get more traction than complaints

that's true

*but* if i do not have a idea to make things really better with all 
side-effects i hestitate to change the current behavior until i have a 
good idea

the opposite happened with the change of this topic

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