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Wizard mode for Network Card configuration (in YaST)

Feature state

openSUSE-11.2
Rejected Information
openSUSE-11.4
Unconfirmed

Description

(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 https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=67415

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png F. L. wrote: (9 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png T. J. wrote: (9 years ago)

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.

icons/user_comment.png M. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

What we have investigated, or better Ludwig has investigated, is a Desktop Applet that
can switch Firewall zones. See http://lizards.opensuse.org/2009/07/10/1453/

(Since most user machines these days are laptops, who vary between zones.)

Perhaps this is more what is wanted?

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (8 years ago)

I agree, let's push the applet instead.

Last change: 7 years ago
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