Difference between revisions of "Talk:General recommendations"

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::The security page makes it seem like a pretty general statement, but if it does only apply to a specific use case, shouldn't the security page then be revised? --[[User:Crashlog|Crashlog]] ([[User talk:Crashlog|talk]]) 14:40, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
 
::The security page makes it seem like a pretty general statement, but if it does only apply to a specific use case, shouldn't the security page then be revised? --[[User:Crashlog|Crashlog]] ([[User talk:Crashlog|talk]]) 14:40, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
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:::I guess that the point is that many resources (ArchWiki included) don't explicitly tell people which services are worth protecting with a firewall, so you may end up with security weakness without even knowing. The [[Security]] page simply advises precaution. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 15:42, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

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The wiki's internal consistency with regard to firewalls

The Security#Firewalls section recommends setting up a firewall, but General Recommendations#Setting up a firewall states that it wouldn't be useful. This seems contradictory to me, and I think one of these sections should be revised. I don't know which section is correct, so I'm hesitant to make the changes myself.

Crashlog (talk) 15:41, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

It's not useful in general, but is a specific use case that is therefore covered on its own page. —This unsigned comment is by Neven (talk) 23:25, 13 July 2015‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
The comment refers to incoming traffic, however filtering outcoming traffic can also be important depending on use case. I'd probably note it less strongly. -- Alad (talk) 05:58, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
The security page makes it seem like a pretty general statement, but if it does only apply to a specific use case, shouldn't the security page then be revised? --Crashlog (talk) 14:40, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
I guess that the point is that many resources (ArchWiki included) don't explicitly tell people which services are worth protecting with a firewall, so you may end up with security weakness without even knowing. The Security page simply advises precaution. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 15:42, 14 July 2015 (UTC)