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Fedora introduces Network Zones

Fedora introduces Network Zones

Posted Mar 1, 2012 3:38 UTC (Thu) by smoogen (subscriber, #97)
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I missed the PolicyKit items when first reading the article. A bit more explanation might help me understand it better though.

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Fedora introduces Network Zones

Posted Mar 1, 2012 12:40 UTC (Thu) by Ben_P (guest, #74247) [Link]

It sounded like PolicyKit is used to ensure that only these Network Zones tools can modify the firewall. So you'd have to auth with policykit before you could modify any IpTables state, that's how I read it anyway. So the Zones application would defacto auth with policykit so when it decides to change the firewall, it can.

Also, will it be possible to associate zones with actual IpTables rule sets? I'm very comfortable with the existing iptables command line interface and the format in the linked zone files (;a=tree;f... ) at least at first reading doesn't seem nearly as verbose. Maybe someone has a link to the file spec for these zone xml files?

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