Allow / Deny incoming connections, outbound detection dialog

Bug #689818 reported by Christopher Forster on 2010-12-13
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Gufw
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Bug Description

To allow a program to bypass the firewall filtering, one must grant access by pressing Allow and create a firewall rule.

Secure network and eliminate risks by hiding the IP address by default.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fireflier.png

costales (costales) wrote :

Hi! Thanks very much for the idea ;) I'll think in it :)

costales (costales) on 2011-01-28
Changed in gui-ufw:
status: New → Triaged
Greg W. (mttbrnsmls) wrote :

I also would like some means of controlling outbound behavior/detection. I like to know what applications are making outbound connections to the internet. And I would like the ability to control which applications can and cannot connect to the internet. Now preventing an application from connecting to the internet is probably best handled by settings within the application itself. But it is the firewall that alerts me to the application's internet behavior and to the fact that I may need to change an application's setting to prevent it from connecting to the internet.

So Ubuntu needs a better system for handling this. The Windows way is to popup a prompt for every application's access attemp (lots of people don't like this). So maybe this approach is not best. But something needs to be done so that users can know and control what outgoing connections are being made.

costales (costales) wrote :

I'll need a report (like the listening report) and ufw doesn't give a report like this.
I think it's not possible with the current kernel:
http://www.debian-administration.org/article/120/Application_level_firewalling
"If your kernel was compiled with CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_OWNER then you can configure your iptables firewall to allow or reject packets on a per-command basis".
Someone has an idea? :)

costales (costales) wrote :

I added to create rule from listening report. It's not the same. I'll try to fix this bug in the future :) Best regards and thanks for your idea.

summary: - Feature Request: Allow / Deny incoming connections, outbound detection
- dialog
+ Allow / Deny incoming connections, outbound detection dialog
costales (costales) on 2014-07-10
summary: - Allow / Deny incoming connections, outbound detection dialog
+ Detection dialog: Use a no popup approach
summary: - Detection dialog: Use a no popup approach
+ Allow / Deny incoming connections, outbound detection dialog
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