Network security in Haiku

Hello. I would ask about the current status of network security in Haiku. For anyone using Haiku on real hardware, there are some security tips? In a future (Beta, or R1), Haiku will have a embedded firewall ?

Thank you for your comments!


Hi Dario,

at the moment the network is not stable at all (at least wifi) so it not only contains security bugs just normal “bugs” are the challenge.

At the moment i would think you are quite secure because there are no serious attacks known for haiku. An because our market share is not noticeable at the moment this will stay a little this way.

Firewall is not planned and from what i know no one is working on some security solution. The best way to protect your data will be anyway a localy encrypted image or drive… from what i heard trycrypt was supported at some time.

Just found this:

Hi! Thank you for you answer. That issues apply also for a “wired” connection?

Thank you!

I would like something like this as network security:

A long time ago, there was a program called “netLock Monitor”. It can be found here: Unfortunately, it is no longer being developed. Also the download does not work anymore. Potentially, you can contact the developers.

Not knowing much about how Haiku works, but I think you will find at least a basic firewall will be in your access point.

There’s hardware-based firewalls, so you don’t necessarily have to have a software-based one… but I’m sure there will be a solution. I agree with a previous poster to just encrypt stuff if nothing else.

Thank you to everybody, for your answers.