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Re: [opensuse] Re: Interactive Firewall Needed
- From: Prasun Dhara <prasun_instru@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 11:04:34 -0700 (PDT)
- Message-id: <602635.54902.qm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Yes Lee I am new to this OSS world and I agree that i am not a security
expert.That is why i am trying to learn from the discussion made by experts
But I can not agree with you on the point #1.
When one particular application will listen to a port, it totally depends on
It may be during installation,may be during anytime the application wish.
I am totally agree with you Jim.
----- Original Message ----
From: L. V. Lammert <lvl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Prasun Dhara <prasun_instru@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jim Henderson <hendersj@xxxxxxxxx>; opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2009 7:06:32 PM
Subject: Re: [opensuse] Re: Interactive Firewall Needed
On Wed, 6 May 2009, Prasun Dhara wrote:
Is everyone getting my points what i wanted to say below.....Have you been listening to the points others have made? Seems not.
-->Now he wants to listen a song.so he needs to run a player(say1) IF an applicaiton needs an open port, it is opened upon *INSTALLATION*,
kaffaine or VLC or amarok etc)These players also needs some open port.
2) A mp3 player should not USE an open port, so select one designed
So when ever he tries to run the application request is silently drops.No, an application like that never gets installed, because the installer
program [or person] in that situation is/was not capable of
installing/creating a proper application. See #1 above.
--->Now he wants to chat/voice chat with some one using a VOIPNo, he/she CAN. See #1 above.
messenger. but since this program also needs an open port.He cant do
It's fairly obvious that you come from the MS world, where either the
applications lack good security design, is not installed properly, or
'add-on' software is being used (e.g. standalone firewall application).
Security is fundamental to a good system installation, and it's simple
with Linux. The fact that the MS world HAS no good security should not be
fodder for a lenghty thread here.
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