Bug 876661 - rfe: firewall-config button and menu item to launch zone configuration in network manager
Summary: rfe: firewall-config button and menu item to launch zone configuration in net...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firewalld
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-11-14 16:50 UTC by Matthew Miller
Modified: 2013-01-18 20:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-01-18 20:39:41 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Matthew Miller 2012-11-14 16:50:22 UTC
Currently, firewall-config has a user interface centered around zones, the only prominent zone-related action is to change the default zone.

It turns out that zones are configured by Network Manager. The firewall-config UI should either be able to make API calls to network manager to make these changes natively, or should have a button and menu item to launch that configuration.

It should also list the interfaces/networks associated with a zone in the UI, even if they can't be changed there.

Honestly, I think this alone will cure 90% of the scariness of the GUI. :)

(Also, the network-manager interface should, if it does not, list interfaces which are not under its control and provide a hint that those need to be zone-ified externally.)

Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2012-11-21 15:23:25 UTC
I am working on a left button menu for the applet to call nm-connection-editor that has support for zones upstream already. I will also add a generic button for this to firewall-config.

Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2012-12-11 19:56:48 UTC
Fixed in GIT: http://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/firewalld.git/commit/?id=534120c0b1f8d24778a499512a12004d7bc25562

firewall-applet: Zones can be changed now using nm-connection-editor
- Only available if nm-connection-editor is available 
- New left menu: Change of zone of a connection directly 
- New item in right menu to be able change the zone in general

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-12-11 20:46:14 UTC
firewalld-0.2.11-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-12-11 23:29:45 UTC
Package firewalld-0.2.11-1.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing firewalld-0.2.11-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Jiri Popelka 2012-12-14 16:23:22 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> firewall-applet: Zones can be changed now using nm-connection-editor

In KDE the Network Connection Control Module can be started via 'kcmshell4 kcm_networkmanagement' so we could possibly run that if nm-connection-editor is not available. The module availability discovery is a little tricky. I haven't any better idea than checking whether /usr/lib[64]/kde4/kcm_networkmanagement.so exists.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-01-14 16:21:00 UTC
firewalld-0.2.12-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-01-18 20:39:43 UTC
firewalld-0.2.12-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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