# For all those fellow experts out there: yes I know that this is NOT a
# firewall setup but a simple (no, not simple, it tries actually to be
# clever) packet filter. But if we would call this "SuSEpacketfilter",
# only a few user would install it, hence general security would be bad.
It really pisses me off that the config files are so jovial and informal in SuSE. The firewall script actually says "Good luck!" like luck has anything to do with it. I'd be furious if I found shit like this in Solaris, but Solaris is an operating system for grown-ups, and treats you like a commercial Unix should. I feel like I'm using a toy when I work with SuSE, and that I probably can't complain about the shortcomings of Linux because it's built by shut-in basement dwellers. But then, Red Hat has a very nice, very clean, very professional Linux. I've even found that Ubuntu is more clean and clear and no-bullshit than SuSE. SuSE is just an awful, awful Linux. I can't get 'round that. It just has no redeeming qualities.
If you don't have anything intelligent to say in your witty little remarks, don't put the fucking comment in the config file I'm editing when I want to strangle the vendor. The last thing you want to do is be the petrol on the fire that comes from penetration diagnosis at 0400. I am sure you think it's cute or funny, but I don't want cute and funny in my fucking firewall, in my init scripts, or man pages.
"fellow experts," my ass.