Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75350
RFE: redhat-config-securitylevel does not display changes in the firewall rules
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
redhat-config-securitylevel does not display changes in the firewall rules. If
I run redhat-config-securitylevel, select "customize", and allow incoming SSH,
it works, but the next time I run redhat-config-securitylevel it displays the
default rules again, even though incoming SSH is working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run redhat-config-securitylevel
2. Select "customize" and click the checkbox to allow incoming SSH
3. Save changes and exit; run redhat-config-securitylevel again
Actual Results: The firewall rules are changed, but the changes are not shown
when redhat-config-securitylevel is run again.
Expected Results: redhat-config-securitylevel should display the currently set
You are correct. It does not read the current settings. This should be changed
to a RFE (Request for Enhancement) to add this capability.
How is this an RFE an not a bug? It's a usability bug of unexpected behavior.
It is "working as designed" and it is working in the same way as the package
from previous releases that it replaces (lokkit).
I do not disagree that it should read the old configurations but it is currently
designed to start fresh every time.
Changing this from an problem to an enhancement will not do anything to increase
or decrease the chance the Red Hat will fix this.
What we really need is a much more elaborate tool with the capability of
building a real firewall but that would be far more work to create and I suspect
that Red Hat's energies are placed elsewhere.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72678 ***