suggestion for new function: Internet Kill Switch

Asked by Maarten van Druten on 2016-10-14

I think a "internet kill switch" icon what would be visible in the Ubuntu Unity top bar
would be great benefit to enhance peoples privacy

So that if you want to watch a movie, or want to listen to some local stored music, you easily can "disable" internet
without having to stand up from your sofa to disconnect the internet cable

A firewall kill switch could be more secure, and faster than browsing through the connection settings
to disabling your internet with "enable internet"

Also this "internet kill switch" icon could be a benefit for laptop users that are travelling,
to enhance security, when they want to work privately

Because not every laptop has an hardware internet kill switch

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costales (costales) said : #1

Hi Maarten,
It could be a good idea, something like fly mode. Probaby a script with ufw
clicking in that icon would be enough.
You could reject incoming and outgoing traffic in a profile and switch to
that profile when you need :)
In the next Unity 8 (already in Ubuntu 16.10) there is a fly mode, as in
mobile (because of convergence).
A hug!

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On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Maarten van Druten <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> New question #403013 on Gufw:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/gui-ufw/+question/403013
>
> I think a "internet kill switch" icon what would be visible in the Ubuntu
> Unity top bar
> would be great benefit to enhance peoples privacy
>
> So that if you want to watch a movie, or want to listen to some local
> stored music, you easily can "disable" internet
> without having to stand up from your sofa to disconnect the internet cable
>
> A firewall kill switch could be more secure, and faster than browsing
> through the connection settings
> to disabling your internet with "enable internet"
>
> Also this "internet kill switch" icon could be a benefit for laptop users
> that are travelling,
> to enhance security, when they want to work privately
>
> Because not every laptop has an hardware internet kill switch
>
>
>
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