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Re: What I HATE about F11



On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 16:39 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-06-14 at 19:36 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> 
> > > there is an interesting issue;
> > > if you poke a hole in your firewall for all the ports that are listening
> > > automatically..... you might as well not have a firewall in the first
> > > place...
> > 
> > Well, not exactly. For instance, making it part of package management 
> > policy means that runtime user-level compromises can't poke holes. It 
> > could be tied to packages with recognised signatures. There's various 
> > ways that it could be tied down in such a way that the firewall still 
> > provides a benefit without leaving users in the current situation of "I 
> > installed nss-mdns and I still can't look up my media server".
> 
> Here's another variation on the popular AdamW theme "Wot Mandriva
> Does"...

<snippety>

sigh, now I actually check system-config-firewall and see that it looks
like it does much the same thing.

I could really do with that Google 'cancel my last email' button in
Evolution :)

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Adam Williamson
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