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[opensuse-factory] Removal of SuSEfirewall2 from Factory around midyear
Hello!

tl;dr
The SuSEfirewall2 package will be removed from Factory around
2019-06-30. Replacement is firewalld.

SuSEfirewall2 has been the default firewall in openSUSE for a very long
time. Last year it was replaced by firewalld as default firewall in
openSUSE Tumbleweed and openSUSE Leap 15. Currently SuSEfirewall2 can
still be installed on Tumbleweed. It is getting more difficult to keep
it running, however, since it also requires support from other packages
(e.g. the SuSEfirewall2 service files are spread across packages).

To avoid having to spend resources on two firewall solutions we are
currently planning to finally retire SuSEfirewall2 also from Factory and
therefore from Tumbleweed. The date for this will be around midyear at
2019-06-30. YaST will also (or did already) receive a more complete
configuration UI for firewalld. So the feature set around firewalld
should be mostly complete and comparable to SuSEfirewall2.

For more information about the use of and migration to its replacement
firewalld refer to the wiki[1] or the user guide [2].

Cheers

Matthias

[1]: https://en.opensuse.org/Firewalld
[2]:
https://doc.opensuse.org/documentation/leap/security/html/book.security/cha.security.firewall.html#sec.security.firewall.firewalld

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