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.)
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.
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
firewalld-0.2.11-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* 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'
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(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/kde4/kcm_networkmanagement.so exists.
firewalld-0.2.12-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
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.