Talk:General recommendations

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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)
If that's the case, wouldn't it be better to explicitly note that on the Security page? Additionally, wouldn't it be good for this page to advise precaution as well? -- Crashlog (talk) 01:24, 19 July 2015 (UTC)