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    Default firewall opensuse

    Hello,

    Do you know if you plan to implement in the opensuse firewall that can block outbound connections?

    It's a shame having to resort to external firewalls for this reason.

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    Default Re: firewall opensuse

    What do you want to block? What kind of connections?
    Just "clicking away" security warnings about a change in repo signature ? Not able to control?
    Then please vote for
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    Default Re: firewall opensuse

    You can also install a stateful proxy firewall on the same box, then point your outbound applications to localhost.

    HTH,
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    I need block a simple outbound connection to a TCP port. Why install a proxy to do this? others firewalls if allowed to do as fwbuilder or ufw.

    Do not understand why opensuse firewall is so simple.

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    Default Re: firewall opensuse

    On 2012-03-27 13:16, jony127 wrote:
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    > Hello,
    >
    > Do you know if you plan to implement in the opensuse firewall that can
    > block outbound connections?


    Who is "you" in that sentence? Us? :-)
    Please remember that we are users like you. If you want to request a new
    feature, you have to do it in FATE.


    However, you can add your custom rules to the firewall, if you know how.
    I don't.

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    Default Re: firewall opensuse

    On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:56:03 +0000, jony127 wrote:

    > I need block a simple outbound connection to a TCP port. Why install a
    > proxy to do this? others firewalls if allowed to do as fwbuilder or ufw.
    >
    > Do not understand why opensuse firewall is so simple.


    It's not a 'simple' firewall, it's set up as an ingress firewall. It is
    designed to block inbound connections. Fairly typical on Linux platforms
    regardless of distribution.

    ufw is a different frontend to iptables (which is the underlying firewall
    on openSUSE), so if you can do this with ufw, then just grab the rules
    that are put in place and use iptables to set up egress filtering.

    Jim

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    ufw is a different frontend to iptables (which is the underlying firewall
    on openSUSE), so if you can do this with ufw, then just grab the rules
    that are put in place and use iptables to set up egress filtering.
    I wanted to do it graphically for convenience.

    Where can request new features?

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    In openFATE. But do not expect too much response, as this is a bit the black hole.
    P.S. you have to register.
    Just "clicking away" security warnings about a change in repo signature ? Not able to control?
    Then please vote for
    https://features.opensuse.org/312047
    openSUSE should have an efficient web of trust.

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