Any SUSEFirewall2 incoming improvements?

Hi, Just wondering if anybody knows of any ongoing activity to improve SUSEFirewall2 within Opensuse 12.1? Does it have its own development website tucked away somewhere? A most useful improvement to SF2 would be to provide outbound traffic control. As it currently stands there is only inbound network traffic control. I know it is not too difficult to change this manually but I’m thinking if outbound traffic control could be added to the Yast interface it would certainly be helpful. Of course, the other main improvement on my mind is controlling network traffic based on application/service. I understand this cannot currently be done using Netfilter/IPTables. So I was also wondering if anybody within the Linux community was working toward providing a replacement for Netfilter/IPTables which would allow this functionality. It just seems to me that SF2 and the interface within Yast is screaming out for additional functionality and improvements to give the user more control over the network.

On 12/09/2011 04:26 PM, funkypigeon wrote:
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> Hi, Just wondering if anybody knows of any ongoing activity to improve
> SUSEFirewall2 within Opensuse 12.1?

generally, these web forums are populated by users helping other
users, and the developers of the firewall (and most all the other
openSUSE developers) seldom if ever come here (they are TOO busy making
patches, etc) so, i doubt you can get a definitive answer here…

except to say that generally a distribution version (like 12.1) will
keep the same version of firewall (and all other software) throughout
its life time…so, while it unlikely anyone is working to improve the
firewall in 12.1, it is possible someone is working on improvements
for 12.2 (or 15.3, etc)…

> Does it have its own development website tucked away somewhere?

most developer chit-chat is “tucked away” on mail lists, IRC, private
emails or even face-to-face interaction…

most of those mediums are available to you via
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Communication_channels

> A most useful improvement . . .

since the developers seldom come here (and afaik never come here looking
for more work to do) there is an official right way to raise with them
ideas and requests for new features…it is called openFATE and is here:
https://features.opensuse.org/


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