Uncomplicated Firewall is a firewall configuration tool for Linux. It acts as a frontend to iptables. Originally designed for Ubuntu, it is available on many Linux distributions.

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ufw seems to block all incoming connections when defaulting to block outgoing

I am currently trying to configure ufw on Ubuntu 12.04 but to my understanding it behaves oddly. i tried allowing just some services on a remote machine, denying everything else. I thought - anyway, i ...
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Configure ufw pptpd and dnsmasq on the same server

I've got a an ubuntu 14 server running both pptpd and dnsmasq. I'm having trouble configuring ufw to allow pptp clients to resolve their DNS queries using the local dnsmasq server. I've correctly ...
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Something is filtering 27017 port even then firewall is not working

Good day, i' trying to move mongodb database to separate VPS from application, but VPS was pre-configured not by me. I have instance with running mongodb on 27017 port: COMMAND PID USER FD ...
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Trouble with Fail2Ban UFW Portscan Filter

I'm trying to create a filter for fail2ban that recognises port scans in the UFW logs. I've confirmed my ban action is working correctly on other filters and am having trouble creating the correct ...
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ufw cancel port forward

On Ubuntu server 14.04, I enabled ufw port forwarding from 80 to 8181 (tcp) by using the checked answer on Can I use ufw to setup a port forward? Finally I'd rather proxy http request using apache2 ...
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Cannot open samba ports on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm newbie to linux firewalls root@Ubntu:~# ufw status verbose state: active logging: on (low) Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing), disabled (routed) new profiles: skip 137,138/udp (Samba) ...
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Iptables to UFW before.rules not working

I've got the follwing working iptables commands: iptables -t nat -i ppp0 -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 81 -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.16.8:80 iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j ...
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Firewall Ubuntu UFW port 22

I use ufw firewall, on port 22. I have given the command: sudo ufw allow from a.b.c.d to any port 22. sudo ufw status output looks like: To Action From 22 allow a.b.c.d The OS is ubuntu 12.04 4 ...
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UFW: can't connect to SSH with “to 127.0.0.1” option

i tried to restrict the SSH connectivity to a subnet and wanted to set the "to" part to localhost. (Server will be routing over bridge device to virtual servers, and i wanted do drop ssh connections ...
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Softether vpn ufw firewall config - is it correct?

I've correctly installed and configured Softether on my Ubuntu 14 x64 VPS in local bridge mode with a virtual TAP interface. What I have now is a fully functioning L2TP/IPSEC server with two network ...
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How to block spambots and about security

Is it normal to have many many lines in /var/log/kern.log about UFW block? For example: Aug 29 22:13:13 myvps kernel: [1980808.931708] [UFW BLOCK] IN=venet0 OUT= MAC= SRC=60.173.8.240 DST=me ...
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`ufw insert 1 deny to any` not working

ufw insert 1 deny to any ufw enable ufw status Status output: Status: active Logging: on (high) Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing), disabled (routed) New profiles: skip To ...
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How to delete all ufw rules for a certain port?

I am using ansible to configure ufw on my DB servers to only let accept connections from certain servers connection to a specific port (lets say 1234). When a server that used to have access is taken ...
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UFW blocking webrick on port 3000

On a ubuntu 10.0.4 server runs redmine. starting webrick with: ./server webrick -e production -b lvps46-173-79-113.dedicated.hosteurope.de -d makes redmine available in browser. as soon as we ...
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How do I test my firewall rules?

I've setup some rules in ufw and I've turned it on. Now I want to ensure my rules actually block traffic. However, when running nmap -PN -p <my_port> <ip> from my local workstation it ...
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Why does the DOCKER chain show in `ufw raw` but not using `iptables -L`

If I run sudo ufw raw, I can see an iptables chain called 'DOCKER': Chain DOCKER (2 references) pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination 0 0 DNAT ...
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telnet connection refused despite ufw having ports open [closed]

How is this possible? I dont understand Server A ip=111.111.111.111 Server B ip=222.222.222.222 Server A: ufw status 23 ALLOW 222.222.222.222 9160 ...
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Iptables/ufw - blocking ports when using nat

I use NAT to move requests from external ports to an internal ip address and port hosted with proxmox. Something like this: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i vmbr0 -p tcp --dport 8000 -j DNAT --to ...
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Something (but not iptables) mysteriously redirects network traffic - how to diagnose?

Summary There is a virtualbox host (1.1.1.5) and a routed guest (1.1.1.6). Something redirects any traffic on port 25 with the guest, whether ingoing or outgoing, to 1.1.1.5 port 2525 and I cannot ...
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ufw instead of pure iptables

I am running an Ubuntu server VPS that several people with varying networking skills need to manage. Currently the server is protected by iptables. I am considering using ufw to gain simplicity. What ...
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strongswan packet get natted when ufw is enabled

I'm using strongswan 4.6.4 to connect road warriors to my server (ubuntu 13.10), which is natted behind a firewall. left=%defaultroute leftsubnet=10.10.1.0/24 right=%any ...
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Locked myself out of SSH with UFW

I had my server set up to accept SSH connections on port 21966, I followed some steps to configure ufw however it has now locked me out of all SSH access on any port! I've been able to boot my ...
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Is this a security breach?

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04LTS (I know it is too old), which over the last couple of weeks has on occasion been unresponsive to network traffic, and needed a hard reset first thing in the ...
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opening port 80 on Ubuntu AWS

I'm running a tomcat server on an ubuntu machine hosted in an AWS instance. I can reach the server via public_ip:8080 but when i change the listening port on server.xml from 8080 to 80 connection is ...
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Locking down my Ubuntu server with UFW [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on an Amazon EC2 instance and new to the sysadmin side of things. I'm working on a little project of my own and I'm already starting to get targeted by bots (at least I hope ...
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iptables DNAT port forward to another machine on LAN

I am trying to implement iptables forwarding rules in order to internally redirect packets coming through a specific port. My machine is running under the distribution Ubuntu Server 12.04.3, with UFW ...
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Using ufw on OpenVZ-based VPSes

I'm facing with a problem to set up ufw on Ubuntu 12.04 running on an OpenVZ-based VPS. I know there is limitations for ufw. I googled a bunch of articles how to resolve the issue (like: ...
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Setting up ufw without locking yourself out

Basically I want to protect a Ubuntu server with a firewall and sided for ufw. The big problem is that I don't have physical access to the server, neither is it possible to force a reboot or revert to ...
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Limit HTTP method on ubuntu 12.04 server

For starters, this is not a web server. I would like to allow or deny HTTP methods on various ports on the server itself. Ideally could write rules like UFW only extended to include the HTTP method ...
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Incoming traceroute blocked by ufw

One of my Proxmox VMs running Ubuntu 13.04 won't accept incoming trace routes while ufw is enabled. What command do give ufw to allow incoming traceroute(6)s? The following shows up in the syslog ...
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Trouble configuring sendmail to relay mail [duplicate]

I am trying to configure sendmail and ufw on an ubuntu server (ServerA) so that another server (ServerB) can send mail through it. In my /etc/mail/access file I have the following line (a.b.c.d is the ...
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Adding a custom SSH port to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through UFW

I am trying to configure a Ubuntu 12.04 based VPS and I have changed my ssh port from 22 to 803 and everything worked fine. After this I've installed UFW and now I can't login using SSH. Before I ...
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UFW rules for specific host / dynamic dns

How can I setup UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) to add rules for specific hosts? Eg. I want to allow SSH only from yourpc.no-ip.org?
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Is there an iptables-apply equivalent for ufw

I just came upon iptables-apply, which applies an iptables ruleset and lets the user confirm that everything is working correctly before finally committing the changes. If the user does not confirm ...
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Why is UFW blocking some allowed internal connections?

My set up is this: Server 1 (192.168.1.1) - nginx (load balance) - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server 2 - uwsgi - Debian 7.1 Server 3 - uwsgi - Debian 7.1 UFW on server 2 and server 3, is blocking ...
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Strange dropped packets coming from port 8888 and with ACK or ACK+PSH set

Background During an incident on a small privative network (1 router/FW + 1 server) my server got accidentally exposed to the internet. Fortunately it was protected by it's own UFW to allow only 1 ...
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Amazon EC2 Servers with syslog-ng communication

I have 3 Amazon EC instances with ubuntu 12.04 Production Server (LAMP Server w/o MYSQL, syslog-ng client) Development Server (LAMP w/ MYSQL, syslog-ng client) Logging Server (syslog-ng Server) I ...
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Ubuntu UFW firewall turns itself off

I have UFW enabled on my server. However, I find that it is disabled at times, showing a status of "firewall not loaded". I enable it, verify that it is running (shows loaded and gives me a list of my ...
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How can I un-firewall port 80 on AWS Ubuntu Raring?

I have a web server I'm trying to make accessible, and although from the command line I get a connection by typing telnet localhost 80, it refuses nonlocal connections. The server is an AWS EC2 node, ...
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UFW - can I add a domain?

This will work fro the docs: sudo ufw allow proto tcp from 192.168.0.2 to any port 22 But..will this work? sudo ufw allow proto tcp from foo.bar.com to any port 22 I am using ubuntu 12.04
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Translating IPTables rule to UFW

we are using an Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS VPS. Firewall being used is UFW. I have setup a Varnish + LEMP setup. along with other things, including an Openswan IPSEC VPN from our office to the VPS data ...
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Installation issue in Ubuntu

i wanted to install ufw in my ubuntu 10.04. but, when i try to instal ufw the apt-get installer stalls my progress by trying too install my-sql server, which i dont want to install right now. Is ...
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Where are the logs for ufw located on Ubuntu Server?

I have an Ubuntu server where I am blocking some IPs with ufw. I enabled logging, but I don't know where to find the logs. Where might the logs be or why might ufw not be logging?
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Which UFW messages can logcheck safely ignore?

Logcheck currently sends lots of emails with messages like this Jun 6 19:31:44 <hostname> kernel: [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=<mac-address> SRC=<source-ip> ...
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Linux server not routing my packets

I have a linux server (Ubuntu 12) with 2 NIC's. eth0 is connected WAN (inet 10.0.2.15 mask 255.255.255.0) eth1 is connected LAN (inet 192.168.0.1 mask 255.255.255.0) I want my windows machine to ...
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Blocking a service to countries with UFW

I am using UFW trying to block SSH access from multiple countries. I have been successful completely blocking access but I need a refinement: The server needs to allow world access to other services ...
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Testing the limits of UFW with thousands of deny blocks

Here's the deal: I have a persistent Chinese botnet that spams my forum (running on an Ubuntu 12.04.2 server on nginx, etc). I've been using UFW (Ubuntu's "Uncomplicated FireWall") for managing the ...
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Allowing access to redis port for only specific servers with ufw

I've installed ufw on my Ubuntu 10.04 server. The only thing running on that server is going to be ElasticSearch and Redis. Redis uses port 6379. I only want two different IPs to be able to access the ...
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Unknown UDP trafic on fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install

I do configure ufw to deny outgoing trafic by default. On a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install, I always get some random-like UDP trafic. I am curious to what generates this & how should I allow it (if I ...
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UFW Firewall Rules ordering?

I have the following rules on our server within UFW: To Action From -- ------ ---- 22 ALLOW 217.22.12.111 22 ...