morning thoughts on firewall
mdz at canonical.com
Thu Dec 23 20:43:50 CST 2004
On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 01:22:23AM +0100, Dag Rune Sneeggen wrote:
> I've found guarddog to be a brilliant and mature software firewall.
> It's an IPTables front end, with excellent user-friendliness.
> Manually setting up your firewall is the best way for an experienced user,
> but newbies still like to have a point 'n click option. Of which I feel
> that Guarddog is at a level of its own.
> Try it out!
> I feel it could be included with the Install CD. Easily!
I tried it out. Here are some of the issues I found with it:
- It uses the KDE stack, which:
- Would occupy a lot of space on the CD
- Would occupy a lot of space on the system
- Doesn't integrate well with the existing desktop
- I found the UI to be more complex than a typical user needs (most users
don't need multiple "zones", for example)
I've created a wiki page:
to document the requirements and ideas around firewall inclusion in Ubuntu.
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