could you add this feature or discuss it at 13.04 Developer Summit?
bni1984 at live.com
Tue Oct 16 19:14:12 UTC 2012
I've used quite a few different apps to log this information over the many years I've used Windows. Before switching most of my computer time over to Ubuntu this past summer, I was most recently using the logging features of the application-firewall from Comodo (http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php). Over the years I've found it easier to maintain Windows by consolidating features into one app. (If you haven't used Windows, it is an enormous pain to keep all the 3rd party software up to date). And I've grown to really like the firewall features of Comodo; it has great options and allows fantastic configuration capabilities with an easy to interpret interface and easy to understand listing of rules. It is one of my favorite apps for Windows because it is a lot of fun to configure and is a great learning tool for learning about internet protocols, ports, and in general the connections that occur on your machine. Plus is has great privacy/security benefits. All of this rolled up into one app results in really useful logging features/capabilities.
I considered using an application-firewall on ubuntu to log this information but I've been told that there is no application-firewall available on ubuntu. After exploring the different options available on ubuntu for monitoring, I settled on using "watch netstat -tapun" as my favorite. And it does a nice job of letting me know what's going on. But it is so limited because I have to always be watching it and lots of stuff can connect/disconnect when I'm not watching. A log helps me know exactly what's connecting from my machine, even when I'm not watching. The log that comes with ubuntu lacks the "easy to interpret" listings I'm accustomed to on Windows, but it provides some good information. However, it doesn't say anything about what application/service caused the log report. This would be great info to know.
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:30:52 +0200
Subject: Re: could you add this feature or discuss it at 13.04 Developer Summit?
From: be.nicolas.michel at gmail.com
To: bni1984 at live.com
CC: damage3025 at gmail.com; ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
I'm curious at knowing which app did you used on Windows to log that kind of information? Maybe that knowing it will make it more clear what features you do want.
2012/10/15 Brian labishi <bni1984 at live.com>
AppArmor concept was very neat. I have spent some time with it but found it difficult to use because I am not smart enough with computer programming. I guess the problem is specific to less sophisticated users like myself. But I think it is very neat that ubuntu is using AppArmor.
> From: damage3025 at gmail.com
> Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:20:43 -0500
> Subject: Re: could you add this feature or discuss it at 13.04 Developer Summit?
> To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
> I guess a relevant tool would be AppArmor. I'm not an expert of it, though.
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