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    Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?

    Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?

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    Re: Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?

    Yes, Linux comes by default with iptables.

    Firestarter lets you configure it.

    http://www.fs-security.com/
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    Re: Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?

    This may be interesting to read:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/security
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    Re: Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?

    tom66
    Yes, Linux comes by default with iptables.

    Firestarter lets you configure it.
    You can figure IP Tables with the Terminal. Firestarter is simply a GUI to configure IP Tables.

    Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?
    Yes, (as has been previously mentioned), and it is turned on by default.
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    Re: Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?

    I didn't know that, now I know something. But sometimes it is just easier to use a GUI, sometimes it's easier to use the Terminal.
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    Re: Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?

    there is also ufw (for uncomplicated firewall).

    Type in the terminal:

    sudo apt-get install ufw
    then type:

    ufw enable
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    Re: Does ubuntu come with a firewall? And if so how do I turn it on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sef View Post
    You can figure IP Tables with the Terminal. Firestarter is simply a GUI to configure IP Tables.



    Yes, (as has been previously mentioned), and it is turned on by default.
    It's not turned on by default:
    http://ubuntutip.googlepages.com/security

    I found this out only recently myself.
    Tips, tweaks and how-to's for Ubuntu and Mint:
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