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Re: Why does Debian allow all incoming traffic by default

On Sun 23 Sep 2018 at 00:05:58 +0100, mick crane wrote:

> On 2018-09-21 18:29, Subhadip Ghosh wrote:
>  Debian is a Universal OS.
> > 
> > I wouldn't say whatever you said, doesn't make sense. I wish there
> > were an easier way to know about it when I started using the OS,
> > something to warn me that I need to configure the firewall to suit my
> > needs. Maybe because I came from a different OS where the defaults
> > were stricter, my expectations about the defaults were different.
> > 
> fell foul of this years ago. installed OS, naively went on IRC while looking
> about at what was installed.
> "oh, I seem to have ports open"
> 20 seconds later somebody took over my account"


> Rapidly pulls cable and reinstalls.

And never used IRC again. :)

> Some sort of a warning during installation.
> "there is no firewall running, You should probably set up some rules"
> would be helpful.

The ordinary user's eyes would glaze over. The installation process is
ok as it is.


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