slightly enhance an existing firewall

Registered by John Bradley Bulsterbaum on 2008-09-06

Currently many using Ubuntu seem oblivious that one must secure a linux distro after an install else you may get picked.

A currently free, easily-used and set-up firewall, despite its simplicity, is available: Firestarter; how about having it set-up automatically, with permissions to run from the start, for users: there's one issue, though, it doesn't automatically detect and switch to the Network device currently in-use (in either Gnome or KDE); one must go into its settings and change that manually: which is very much not preferable, and this needs fixing.

Thus, how about dealing with these few things, and then installing Firewire as a default until a better, user-friendly, solution comes alone?

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[aquina] UFW is installed on Xubuntu by default, but disabled. gUFW is not even istalled and supersedes Firestarter for a long time. UFW could be enabled, log events (normal) and reject incoming by default without (stateful). That would significantly increase security with minimum effort.

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Discuss the matter with all assigned devs/packagers: TODO
Write a proposal/spec for all supported distributions: TODO
Propose a specification for meeting agenda (sprint): TODO
Present the proposal/spec to developers packagers: TODO

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