I was wondering if my firewall is behaving the way it should. I am using Gufw to control the settings of my firewall. Basically my question is this; is there a way to determine if the firewall is always "on,", meaning that it is denying incoming traffic? This is the settings I have set it to, for now.
Why I'm asking is because the guwf is as shown in the first screenshot attached whenever I open the program and only upon typing the admin password will it change to be like in the second screenshot, where the bar has gone from "off" to "on." Does this mean that the firewall will be configured to be "on" only when the admin password is typed each time one logs in, or is it always on, as it ought to be anyway?
Thanks a lot to anyone who can clear this up!