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Re: [opensuse-factory] Idea for SuSEfirewall2
  • From: "Johan N." <yepssss@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 02:19:12 +0200
  • Message-id: <1b12b6950607031719s36e12098o210be16b75635455@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2006/6/30, Lukas Ocilka <lukas.ocilka@xxxxxxx>:

Actually, yast2-firewall has been proposed to be used by common users.
With some [Advanced] configuration for advanced users (or Server

Xinetd configuration is a bit different and it's not suitable for common
users. From my point of view, it's one badly-arranged table of settings.

Firewall configuration is set of more features divided into smaller
dialogs. Considering the fact, that firewall plays with the security of
the system, it should be as simple as possible and there should be
listed as few entries as possible. That's why the firewall has also the

Everything you say as long as usability improves beyond current level :)

One good windows example of this that comes to mind is visnetic firewall.

Which also AFAIK I remember from my head has options for monitoring built

Now combining the options to control speed/resources would be extremely
welcome too as a part of a more complete solution.

Angain just thoughts and ideas. I hope this makes sense


Summary screen before saving the configuration.


Johan N. wrote:
> Just a thought here ...
> Have a look at the yast setup for xinetd and go this route, when
> thinking of
> the UI
> It would be so nice to have something similar for the setup of
> SuSEfirewall2
> Johan
> 2006/6/30, Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>:
>> On Friday 30 June 2006 09:32, Lukas Ocilka wrote:
>> > Well, having these services well-defined by packages themselves
>> seems to
>> > be a good idea, on the other hand too many defined services might
>> > the UI almost unusable :)
>> The listbox becomes shorter as it would only contain what's actually
>> installed and a default install doesn't include most of the stuff
>> that's currently offered.

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