Have a firewall GUI preinstalled or built-in - feature request

Bug #1523696 reported by Wise Melon on 2015-12-07
This bug affects 1 person
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Ubuntu GNOME
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I think that it would be really good if gufw was installed by default as it is in Ubuntu MATE because all OSs really should have some security tools either preinstalled or built-in that allow for configuration which one would expect. So I think that either gufw should be preinstalled or there should be some built-in way in the gnome-control-center to configure iptables and also set what to do with incoming and outgoing traffic, and perhaps have the ability to create, import, and export profiles for these settings etc. I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18.

Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2015-12-07
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
milestone: none → xenial
Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

we may at some point switch to firewalld, since it allows setting firewall zones for networks in gnome-control-center. Unfortunately though it still requires a seperate UI app for actually editing the zones, and this app is probably not as simple as gufw it.

Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

I have also filed a report on this issue upstream: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=761256

Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2016-03-21
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
milestone: xenial → yy
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