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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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 ...
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Where does UFW (uncomplicated firewall) save command-line rules to?

You add a rule like this: ufw allow 22/tcp The rule is saved, and is applied even after reboot. But it's not written anywhere in /etc/ufw. Where is it saved to? (Ubuntu, using ufw as ...
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nginx or port 80 unreachable

After some server hardening, and installing NGINX (whitout modifying the configuration) I somehow cant access nginx from outside anymore. Sadly, I'm not at all an expert in theese things. The ...
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Deny from localhost with ufw

I have a service running on port 1339. Is it possible to deny requests from localhost to this port? Currently I have an ufw rule to allow requests from a specified IP but localhost can access the port ...
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Cannot directly reject traffic on port 25

My server is running Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and I want to reject traffic to port 25. The goal is this: $ telnet {ip} 25 Trying {ip}... telnet: connect to address {ip}: Connection refused telnet: Unable ...
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ufw blocking apt

I have the same Problem as described here, but the given solution doesnt work for me: ufw blocking apt and dns When I add the rule ufw deny out to any, and add the port 80, 443/tcp, ssh-port as ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: How does one configure the firewall during installation?

I'm following instructions to automate the installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 using kickstart. It works well for automatically partitioning the drives, selecting languages etc. However, it doesn't ...
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How does one configure UFW to allow private DNS requests, but block DNS requests from internet

I have an Ubuntu Server 12.04, with two network cards: eth0 is connected to the internet eth1 is connected to a private network (192.168.10.1) The server is configured as a gateway and hosts DNS ...
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UFW: force traffic thru OpenVPN tunnel / do not leak any traffic

I have VPN access using OpenVPN and try to create a safe machine that does not leak traffic over non-VPN interfaces. Using the firewall UFW I try to achieve the following: Allow Access from LAN to ...
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UFW blocks SSL connections Varnish/Apache2 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Virtualmin on a Ubuntu 12.04 server and I'm using LAMP stack with Varnish (:80) in front of Apache (:8000). However, I cannot access https when UFW is enabled. When I disable UFW, all ...
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In ufw is there any way to disable logging for a particular rule?

I am using UFW with a default logging policy of "low". I would like to keep this logging on for the default deny action, but disable it for a particular IP address only. So I'd like to create one ...
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How to place a virtual machine in DMZ?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server running few virtual machines with KVM. I would like to expose some of these virtual machines on the internet, to make it possible for customers to test the products ...
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Ubuntu Server UFW NAT Issues

*nat :POSTROUTING ACCEPT [0:0] -A POSTROUTING -s 10.8.0.0/24 -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE -A ufw-before-input -i tun0 -j ACCEPT -A ufw-before-output -i tun0 -j ACCEPT -A ufw-before-forward -s 10.8.0.0/24 -j ...
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UFW: Disable logging of blocks due to optional FIN/ACK message being received

I've recently built a server and decided to use UFW for the first time. I was investigating a possible connection issue (turns out it was their end) but I noticed that the logs are full of entries ...
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Restrict traffic to local network and VPN using ufw or iptables

I want to restrict all traffic from my ubuntu-machine to come or go from the local network (eth0) or from or to my VPN (tun0). It should be possible to connect the router in the local network but not ...
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How To Set iptables log rules for PSAD with UFW?

For PSAD to work, I need to add the following iptables rules and enable packet logging : iptables -A INPUT -j LOG iptables -A FORWARD -j LOG ip6tables -A INPUT -j LOG ip6tables -A FORWARD -j LOG I ...
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Cant forward port 443 to 8443 without allowing 8443 on ufw

I configured port forwarding through iptables and ufw. But there is something I do not understand, I just cant get iptables to forward port 443 to 8443 without allowing port 8443 on UFW. I want port ...
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Ubuntu IP Forwarding to virtual ethernet adapter

I've setup Ubuntu server along with ufw as a firewall. To start, I have two networks: Public: 66.xxx.xxx.70 - 66.xxx.xxx.78 Private: 192.168.3.1 - 192.168.3.255 My network config: auto eth0 iface ...
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ufw blocking apt and dns

I installed ufw on my Debian system like the following: # aptitude install ufw # ufw limit 22 # ufw allow 80 # ufw allow 443 # ufw enable # ufw status verbose Status: active Logging: on (low) ...
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Configure ufw to redirect http traffic to another IP

I'm trying to redirect all HTTP/HTTPS trafic from one server to another (via IP). I do use the ufw firewall. How can I configure it do to so?
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How to use ufw to allow ip access by ranges

I am using a datacenter in Hong Kong (clould provider). I have monitoring servers in tokyo and I am using uwf for ubuntu 64 12.04 to limit access. I have never used ip tables, only ufw. My rules on ...
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What's the effect of iptables/ufw deny filters on server load?

I'm wondering how scalable it is to add IP addresses or subranges I want to block into ufw. E.g., I do this whenever I discover a particularly bad bot or server farm. As my list grows, I wonder how ...
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webserver behind router or switch, multiple IPs available

We are getting a new internet connection 100Mbps UP/DOWN and 4 Static IPs. Also on that connection there will be a webserver that hosts some websites for us. (Nothing too fancy). The problem where ...
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Firewall blocking some strange communications from source-port 22 to over-seas ip addresses. Should I be concerned?

I'm responsible for a server that serves a single service (ssh) over the internet via port-forwarding through a firewall. The ssh service login is limited to encryption-key only (no passwords ...
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UFW/IPTables: how to securely allow authenticated git access with github

This is how I setup my iptables with UFW: sudo ufw default deny incoming (deny all incoming) sudo ufw default deny outgoing (deny all outgoing) sudo ufw allow out 53 (accept outgoing DNS traffic, ...
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UFW/IPTables: after setting default outgoing deny, and port 80 outgoing allow, curl still doesn't work

With UFW, I disabled all outgoing and ingoing traffic by default. However, I do allow port 80 in and out: sudo ufw default deny incoming (deny all incoming) sudo ufw default deny outgoing (deny all ...
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Rate limiting with UFW: setting limits

UFW's man page mentions that it can setup iptables rate limiting for me: ufw supports connection rate limiting, which is useful for protecting against brute-force login attacks. ufw ...
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squid, ufw and iptables

I have a Ubuntu box with Squid installed acting as a transparent proxy server. The config which does the magic is the following. (eth0 is external interface and eth1 is internal.) sudo sh -c 'echo 1 ...
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Debian 6. What would be a good UFW initial firewall configuration?

I opened ports 22 25 80 443 993 995 The output of ufw status is... Status: active To Action From -- ------ ---- 22 ALLOW Anywhere 25 ALLOW ...
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ufw portforwarding to virtualbox guest

My goal is to be able to connect using remote desktop on my desktop machine, to windows xp running in virtualbox on my linux server. My setup: server = debian squeeze, 64 bit, with a public IP ...
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UFW blocking port 80 when it should not

I have these rules in UFW (default deny): 80 ALLOW 10.0.0.0/8 443 ALLOW 10.0.0.0/8 80 DENY Anywhere 443 ...
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Opening port 5432 on ubuntu

I am trying to open port 5432 on ubuntu using ufw using sudo ufw allow 5432/tcp I then use nmap to see if port 5432 was opened and i get this: root@domain:~# sudo nmap -sS -O 127.0.0.1 Starting ...
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UFW logs blocked request on open port, what am I missing?

Nov 29 15:17:15 hostname kernel: [397768.554884] [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=[mac] SRC=[ip] DST=[ip] LEN=52 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=52 ID=17050 PROTO=TCP SPT=56152 DPT=80 WINDOW=65535 RES=0x00 ...
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How to show the current configuration of iptables with ufw?

This is what I get when I try to see the current iptables configuration: nes@sw-eng:~$ sudo ufw show ERROR: Unsupported action 'show' So, what else is there?
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Copy UFW rules between servers

I'm doing a hardware refresh on a my Colo, I just need to copy my UFW rules from my old server to my new server. I dont seem to be able to get them copy all the active rules from my old server to my ...
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Recommended ufw port configuration to secure tomcat web-application ubuntu server?

Assuming an ubuntu server operating web applications on Tomcat (with redirection from apache 80 to 8080). What is the recommended port configuration to secure the server? Thanks. P.S.: I would like ...