On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Tue, 2009-11-10 at 07:27 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"
> Any reason why scanning the network for printers is blocked in firewall
> on the desktop live cd after install ( tested with 09/11/09 i686 iso)
> or is this something we missed?
The firewall is an unsolved issue. We considered just turning it off for
F12 (as some have advocated), but didn't have the courage to do it in
the end. It is one of the bigger problems we have to tackle soon. It not
only torpedoes printing, it also sabotages file sharing, music sharing,
and so on.
Would something like the SELinux troubleshooter (BTW, I just love the
F12 one, kudos to the developers), catching denials generated by the
firewall and presenting the user a dialog to allow pinching the
appropriate ports, be a worth project to pursue? maybe something like
this do exist somewhere?