I jokingly pointed out how a co-workers OS doesn't respect his freedom by way of It rebooting itself in the middle of his work. He took the comment personally and I received several walls of text in response defending the behavior.
The use case is:
Some applications I trust more than others. I want to restrict network communications specifically for the apps I don't trust.
The Linux firewall ecosystem seems to operate under the assumption that if the user opens a port, they are consenting to all programs having equal access to send traffic over that port. I don't. I want to allow my web browser and a select few others to allow outbound 443, for instance. I don't want to open 443 outbound for all apps on the system.
I'm genuinely surprised there doesn't appear to be a Linux equivalent of Little Snitch for macOS. It's an application firewall that alerts the user when an application makes an outbound network connection and gives the user the ability to allow or deny the connection based on domain, port, duration, and more.
OpenSnitch was supposed to work like this, but it's been discontinued.
Is anyone aware of other projects?
#foss #firewall #security
My first post on my switch from macOS to Linux is up at https://www.chrislockard.net/posts/2020-05-26-moving-from-macos-to-linux/. This is my second tiny contribution to free and open source software, but I have a lot more to say on the subject!
My goal was to be information dense, without too much subjectivity (not sure I succeeded at that last bit!).
I'd appreciate any feedback!
When even Cloudflare removes a Google product replacing it with an independent alternative to "address a privacy concern inherent to relying on a Google service"...
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
I'm codifying thoughts for a blog post on the topic, but my first month exclusively on Linux after 13 years has been amazing!
I am floored at how much different the experience is since I tried running Gutsy Gibbon as a full-time desktop replacement.
@unl0ckd IMHO it's easiest and most interesting to contribute to the things you already use. Is there any project that you could contribute to that you are a user of?
Smells Like Teen Spirit.
An utterly brilliant song that moves you on a primal level.
However, if you want to know exactly how genius it is, watch this guy, https://youtu.be/l1ZnWc-sFd0
My career is in information/cybersecurity and I'm a decent technical writer or reviewer.
How can I get started making an impact?
I'm a recent Twitter > Mastodon user. Excited to see what this brings!
"Senate Votes to Allow FBI to Look at Your Web Browsing History"
Must be an interesting day at the different VPN providers with such great marketing opportunities being given to them by external circumstances.
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