Surgestion to activate the firewall when the mint install is complete.

  9 years ago
  Under dev. review

When the install is complete, maybe an option to activate the firewall, would be an idea?
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GILINUX 6 years ago

Very good idea!
Ok to activate the firewall when install is complete but whiwh rules will be used?

haniplus 6 years ago


InkKnife 7 years ago

I agree. Both Windoes and OSX users are accostomed to the default being on. I think having the default be on would be the best practice.

SMN4 7 years ago

I agree, catching the attention of users (especially new ones) on security questions is always a good point.

josefg 8 years ago

I still find the firewalls in Linux unintuitive compared with ZoneAlarm. Zone alarm is application based, but I think all the linux fws are ip-based and port-based.

blueXrider 8 years ago

It should "cue" you to turn it on after installation. Not "nag" you but have a reminder.
This would also "cue" you after rebooting.

RayWoods 9 years ago

I agree, this is a good idea. It is best to highlight potential security problems (especially for newbies). May be it should be on by default and, those of us who hide behind routers with inbuilt firewalls, we can soon switch the Mint Firewall off.