Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124266
Not clear that system-security-level controls the firewall
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
I needed to punch a hole in the firewall to allow CUPS broadcasts
through but wound up spending a long time looking for the GUI tool
that allows this. It is not clear that firewall control is done by
system-security-level (I figured it might be SELinux controls). Not
even the comment you get when you hover over the menu icon indicates
it has anything to do with firewall configuration.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ask someone who knows what a firewall is which menu item configures it
testee number one went to System Settings -> Network and debated
setting up a new device to see whether the firewall configuration
would pop up. After this there was a trip to System Tools ->
Configuration Editor which turned out only to have GNOME settings.
Finally out of frustration testee one, who had seen the firewall
configuration during the initial install, resorted to loading every
system-config-* tool from the console until they found the right one.
testee number two went to the System Settings -> Red Hat Network
Configuration first followed by a quick poke around System Settings ->
Network. After this, the testee declared there was no GUI firewall
testee three went straight to System Settings -> Security Level. When
asked how they knew it was there, testee three replied that they
remembered the option had been called during the FC1 initial install.
testee three frequently goes through FC1 installs because they
automate installs of a product based off FC1.
Expected Results: The word firewall to be mentioned in the menu.