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Re: Why does Debian allow all incoming traffic by default




Subhadip Ghosh wrote:

> something to
> warn me that I need to configure the firewall to suit my needs.

You mean the Windows warning "Your system is not protected"?

How mature shouldone be to know what it means to use the internet?

Where this message should come from?

Imagine I install 450MB debian as my firewall or server - no gui, or I
install debian with arbitrary desktop - who is going to do the warning.
If it is the installer, what should happen next - should I install something
or not and even if I install it and then I decide to use a different
solution - who is going to manage it?

It overcomplicates things.

I personally would be also glad to have some kind of handy firewall.

regards