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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 2013-09-11 11:11, Heiko Adams wrote:<br>
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<pre wrap="">Am 11.09.2013 10:41, schrieb Ankur Sinha:
- These software inform and take permission from the user before opening
ports in the firewall.
IMHO it should be the job of the firewall to inform the user about an
application that want's to open one or more ports and ask for permission
to open that ports either temporary for the current session or permanent.
Is this a good idea? The firewall just knows aboyt an attempt to use
a specific port. It does not know which application which *really*
is trying to use that port. It could certainly make an educated
guess, but that's just not good enough in this context IMHO. <br>
OTOH, the application knows what ports it needs (even some which
just might be used later) and can also identify itself to the user.
Seems more reasonable to me. <br>