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Firewall? - SOLVED

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Do I need to enable the firewall in MATE? Is it dangerous to have it off?
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It depends on circumstances. If the machine is behind a hardware firewall or other device that acts as a firewall, it does not add much security; if you are using it directly on a network that's beyond your control, it does.
It almost never does any harm and it can help, so all in all: when in doubt, switch it on and forget about it.
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Moem wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:03 am
It almost never does any harm and it can help, so all in all: when in doubt, switch it on and forget about it.
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To add: by default, the firewall has reasonable and sensible exceptions, so it should almost never get in your way.
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Thanks!
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