View Full Version : [ubuntu] IP tables

January 27th, 2009, 02:58 AM
I thought ip tables was turned on by default, however, I just read that it isn't. If it isnt, how do you turn it on? Thanks.

January 27th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Bit of a noob as well. But to my understanding:

iptables is installed by default, but not enabled.
The reason behind this is because a virgin installation of Ubuntu has no services listening.
To turn it on, I'm pretty sure it's:

sudo ufw enable

As far as I know, ufw is a simplified interface to iptables that makes it easier for new people to learn.

See also: https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/C/firewall.html

January 27th, 2009, 03:16 AM