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Re: [opensuse] Re: Interactive Firewall Needed
- From: Prasun Dhara <prasun_instru@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 12:00:39 -0700 (PDT)
- Message-id: <520760.79500.qm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"..but port open/closing is **NOT** to be done at run time."
-----> Say for example one application needs the open port once in
a day for communicating.would it be better to keep a port open for ever
after installation even if it is not needed??
"nor does it make a discussion for a ***LINUX*** forum. "
Its absolutely your opinion but the response of this topic should be visible to
you.Many people already shared their views and discussed about this topic.
Cant we think beyond some conventional mindset
-->One application is doing similar to MS it means its from MS world and we
dont discuss with it in **LINUX FORUM**
--->This problem is similar/present in MS or Mac so we dont discuss with it
in **LINUX FORUM**
We should try to make a better platform taking all the good options from all
the platform as much as possible.Since Linux is Open we have the opportunity do
that.We can make it better and better..
----- Original Message ----
From: L. V. Lammert <lvl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Prasun Dhara <prasun_instru@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2009 11:53:07 PM
Subject: Re: [opensuse] Re: Interactive Firewall Needed
At 11:04 AM 5/7/2009 -0700, you wrote:
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.
See the reply to Jim - don't confuse 'run' with 'install'. For an application
to be installed properly, part of that installation must be to configure the
firewall (if it exists). That process might include an automated script or a
README, .. but port open/closing is **NOT** to be done at run time.
In the corporate world, in fact, the user doesn't even HAVE the ability to
open/close a port; the fact that Windows users are used to dealing with this
sort of issue on a regular basis does not make it good security practice, nor
does it make a discussion for a ***LINUX*** forum.
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