[SATLUG] Default Red Hat firewall/daemon settings secure?

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 10:56:48 CST 2007


On Dec 7, 2007 10:47 AM, Sean Carolan <scarolan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2007 10:40 AM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> > mDNS as well as Avahi are new daemons that auto config most networks
> > now. For instance, with Avahi you can browse VNC servers, printers,
> > etc.. Its the Linux version of "Rendezvous" from Apple. We use mDNS
> > with the Access Grid to autoconfigure which Unicast bridge is closest.
>
> Thanks Jeremy, I was just curious as to why that was added in the
> firewall rules by system-config-securitylevel without any indication
> to the end-user.  Same goes for CUPS (631) and IPSec (ports 50 and
> 51).  Why not just add those options to the GUI and let the user
> decide for themselves if they want those ports open?

I think since most services are network aware using these autodiscover
tools will be more common. The user doesn't want to know what to turn
on or off just that we he or she goes to browse computers it just
works.


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Jeremy Mann
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