Browser mode for nautilus

seth vidal skvidal at
Mon Oct 27 19:53:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 15:42 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 3:25 PM, seth vidal <skvidal at> wrote:
> >
> > I wanted to make sure there was no doubt that disabling firewalls is NOT
> > something anyone should do.
> There are different cases.  Having the firewall on in every case is a
> simple story, but it does break the user experience for e.g. the
> "unmanaged home network, behind Linksys router" case.  This is a
> rather common scenario for the kind of audience we would like to
> target with the Fedora desktop.
> While I personally just turn the firewall off and was considering
> advocating that, one scenario we should consider is "public coffee
> shop with wifi".  What Windows Vista does is prompt whenever you
> connect to a new network whether it's "home" or not.  I assume if you
> click "not home" (I forget what the option's called), it enables the
> firewall fully.  If you click "Home" it's either off or more
> permissive.  Something like that would need NetworkManager
> integration.

Making the user choose to turn off the firewall or enable specific
ports(or port ranges) is reasonable. Making the default be no firewall
is not reasonable.


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