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[New: openFATE 318356] Add firewalld to openSUSE
Feature added by: Mathias Homann (lemmy04)

Feature #318356, revision 1
Title: Add firewalld to openSUSE

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Mathias Homann (lemmy04)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
firewalld provides a dynamic firewall that can handle iptables, ip6tables and
ebtables based on the connections saved in NetworkManager. With firewalld the
firewall configuration can be changed "on the fly" without having to reload the
whole firewall tables. Firewalld is particularly useful for computers with
highly volatile network setups, i.e. mobile hardware (laptops) or
virtualization hosts.

it would be desirable to add firewalld as an alternative to SuSEfirewall2 for
users that want it.

Test Case:
Test case: I have been using firewalld from home:lemmy04:firewalld for a couple
of months now to no ill effect.

Test case 2: firewalld in its current version is the default firewall subsystem
in fedora and RHEL7...

Use Case:
In Network Manager you can define for each stored connection which firewall
zone will be used for the interface if that connection is used.

Best use case for this: wireless interface on a laptop of someone who travels a
lot.

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: SuSEfirewall2 is static and according to its developer not
actively developed anymore. Also, current network setups can easily call for
more than three zones, which firewalld provides by default.


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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/318356

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