The default security configuration for Fedora Core protects your system
without restricting any of the functions of a desktop or laptop
computer. If you are installing a server, you may need to alter
these settings so others can access the system.
The firewall built into Fedora Core
checks every incoming and outgoing network connection on your
machine against a set of rules. These rules specify which types of
connections are permitted and which are denied.
By default the firewall is enabled, with a simple set of rules
that allow connections to be made from your system to others, but
block incoming connections from other systems. You may make
changes on this screen to allow access to specific network
services on your Fedora system.
To enable access to services listed on this screen, click the
check box next to the service name. After installation is
complete, you can enable access to other services as well.
Avoid disabling the firewall. If you believe it is necessary to
do so, select No firewall.
|Changing the Firewall Settings|
To change these settings later, from the main menu, choose