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Re: RFE: FireKit



On 07/24/2009 01:01 AM, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
Ahmed Kamal on 07/23/2009 04:54 PM wrote:
  
Exactly the point, the user shares his desktop, or starts some service
using the services GUI, and FireKit should offer to help. Moreover, this
actually would improve desktop security, since without FireKit, a
typical user after wasting half an hour, would understand it was the
firewall blocking him, and would simply disable it for good. This
happens on any OS. However, with FireKit, pro-actively offering to help
the user, and requesting by default a limited time-window for opening
the ports, actually ensures a better desktop security
 
    

The user should simply be prompted:

"Do you want "Vino Remote Desktop" to be allowed network access?"
(Yes or No)

That's if the port is not already open.

FireKit, or something like it, has been needed for a long time. The user
experience for everyone will be greatly improved. It's great you are
starting this initiative. I hope you are able to get something out of it.

  
But of course python ;)

    

Great, so it'll be just as slow as all the other system administration
tools.

The folks involved with system-config-* may not notice it, but on
slightly older systems (say, P4 generation) the firewall tool or
services tool takes ages to start. Easily 30 seconds to a minute.

Thanks Python.

  
I tend to agree here. Maybe C++ would be a far better option (biased, of course :)

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