Bug 74752 - Provide proper, tested, firewall rules with each package
Provide proper, tested, firewall rules with each package
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-10-01 09:44 EDT by Bryce Nesbitt
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-01 15:36:31 EST
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Description Bryce Nesbitt 2002-10-01 09:44:00 EDT
It would be terribly nice if, when I install a package, that proper, tested,
firewall rules appear.

Packages like samba, imapd, netatalk & ntp all require firewall holes. 
Currently when I install those packages, they don't work.  They don't work
because the default RedHat install enables ipchains.

At the very least, how about a convention where the rpm adds these rules,
commented out, to /etc/sysconfig/ipchains?
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-10-09 02:58:25 EDT
Thanks for your suggestion.  This suggestion pertains more to the
distribution as a whole than to the ipchains package, so I'm
reassigning it to the distribution component for future
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-01 15:36:31 EST
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for any lack of

Note that system-config-securitylevel does have support for allowing some
protocols through.

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