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Re: [opensuse-project] Sample article about new user experience.
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:41:20 -0500
  • Message-id: <200903281041.21226.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 28 March 2009 06:48:19 am Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Thursday, 2009-03-26 at 19:33 +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
Ivan N. Zlatev wrote:
Yes this is indeed ridiculous. Samba / Windows Shares browsing doesn't
*NOT* work out of the box on openSUSE. The reason is that it's blocked
in the Firewall by default.

Presumably Samba runs on a private network, which the firewall is
intended to protect from the public network. Sounds like a Firewall
configuration issue most of all.

Often the internal network is connected to the outside by a router(*)
provided by the ISP (perhaps with WiFi), and can't be considered secure:
thus the need for a firewall running on our computers, even on the
"internal" network.

Carlos, you don't put better door on rooms when outside doors are weak.
If I can't replace them, for whatever reason, I would reinforce them from
inside and keep inside free of obstacles. It is simply lesser work in daily

(*) My ISP hasn't provided a single update for my router for years. Even
if it is Linux inside, that can't be considered secure.

That is not good, but that is how industry works. They do all to sell you more

It doesn't
come "secured" out of the box: firewall disabled, common login/pass
published on web pages...

If word firewall doesn't mean NAT than it is default for each router. Problem
is that people forget and misplace login info, and if there would be no way
to know defaults, people would avoid to buy device. I've seen some recent
routers with defaults printed on label, so that is changing.

Regards, Rajko
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