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[openFATE 305147] Wizard mode for Network Card configuration (in YaST)
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  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:40:45 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: jpxviii jpxviii (jpxviii)
Feature #305147, revision 15
Title: Wizard mode for Network Card configuration (in YaST)

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
reject date: 2009-08-11 15:36:00
reject reason: A desktop applet is the better solution, see Ludwig's
Requester: Neutral

+ openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
+ Priority
+ Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Michal Zugec (mzugec)

(based on "Internet/Intranet with external Router" in suse-beta-e) It
seems some users don't know how to setup the SuSEfirewall correctly.
Especially, they don't know if they should setup a network card as
internal or external device. If a network card is found, YaST should
ask for its usage (local network or directly connected to the
internet?) - every user should know. With this information the firewall
setup can be done in a useful way.
See bugzilla

#1: Federico Lucifredi (flucifredi) (2009-01-26 20:34:01)
sounds reasonable. But how many multihomed systems do we find where the
user "does not know" ?
Besides, the security team's policy seems to be "lock everything, ask
questions later", so I am not sure they are willing to mollify the
firewall rules (for instance, open up Avahi by default, or other
default daemons) on a "local" interface.
Asking Marcus for insight. I am not sure on this one.

#2: T. J. Brumfield (enderandrew) (2009-06-13 02:33:51)
I'd contend that openSUSE and SLES/SLED should be treated differently
here. With SLES/SLED, I'd err more on the side of caution and security,
where as with openSUSE, I'd err more on the side of making the system
user friendly.

#3: Marcus Meissner (msmeissn) (2009-07-16 14:35:43)
What we have investigated, or better Ludwig has investigated, is a
Desktop Applet that can switch Firewall zones. See
(Since most user machines these days are laptops, who vary between
Perhaps this is more what is wanted?

#4: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) (2009-08-11 15:35:28) (reply to #3)
I agree, let's push the applet instead.

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