Any experience with firewalld?
amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Mon Aug 27 20:56:41 MDT 2012
On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 07:29:58PM -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> When I installed Fedora 17 I noticed it installed a daemon called
> firewalld. Unfortunately any GUI to monitor and control the thing isn't
> ready yet. And I couldn't figure out the command-line part, so I
> ditched it.
Did you install the beta? I thought they removed this before Fedora 17
> Have any of you messed with it much?
I've come across it in the beta, got annoyed, and disabled it, since I
manage my firewall settings manually. But it was easy to get out of the
> Part of me is having a real hard time with the Windows-ification of
> Linux in modern distros. It's like distro developers can't fathom the
> idea that I might still need to ssh into my machine (not a server) and
> do things on it without being logged into the GUI console.
I think the main idea is that it's easy for an experienced admin to
disable a service and do it manually, but it's not easy for a novice to
enable it. So they try to design things for the most common case. It
doesn't always work out right, but I think it's a noble goal. I find
the release notes invaluable because they warn me of any new automatic
behavior that I should be aware of. I often need to work around such
fancy features, but they're usually easy to disable.
> I can see how firewalld could be useful of course. Just not sure about
> the execution.
I wasn't too excited about it, but I don't usually like tools like this.
> In other good news, though, Fedora 18 will support the Mate Desktop
> packages in the main repos so no more having to use third-party repos
> just to get a functioning desktop! Yay. Long live Gnome 2.
That's very exciting. Too bad mainstream GNOME has defined away all of
their users as atypical and unimportant.
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