Why does eOS come with the firewall turned off by default?

Does turning it on do anything?

  • Are you asking for the design rationale? Might be better off asking the devs directly in that case. Turning on a firewall would do what one would expect from a firewall, no?
    – wolf
    Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 3:01

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Probably because it's also off by default in Ubuntu and it's the same thing (ufw).
More answers here:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/22667/why-is-the-firewall-disabled-by-default https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DoINeedAFirewall

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