Firestarter (Chris Jones)

Jim Kielman jim_kielman at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 1 01:09:55 BST 2010


On 10-08-31 08:21 AM, Krzysztof Klimonda wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-08-31 at 07:59 -0700, George Farris wrote:
>>
>> Gufw is in no way suitable for a new user.  They have no idea what
>> iptables are or rules for that matter.
>>
>> George
>
> What is the actual use case for a simple and graphical firewall? Why do
> people who have no idea what iptables or rules are should have to use
> firewall at all?
>
> Cheers,
>   KK
>

The default rules when you use:

sudo ufw enable

are more then adequate for the average user that is running any 
services. To answer your questions as to why they have to use a 
firewall, they don't, it's just something they did when they ran 
Windows, and they can't believe they can be safe on the internet without 
one. Personally I don't run one at home, and only enable the firewall 
when I'm out with my netbook.

Jim



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