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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ping and traceroute does not work when UFW deny outgoing by default

How to make ping and traceroute work after setting UFW with deny outgoing by default? Here is my UFW configuration: sudo ufw status verbose Status: active Logging: on (low) Default: deny (incoming), ...
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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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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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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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IPTables rules re-appearing

Folks, I created two machines on SoftLayer's cloud. The machines are Ubuntu 10.4 64 bit, minimal config. I am running into a really strange problem that I have no idea where it is coming from. The ...
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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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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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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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Forwarding over a vpn

I have a group of AWS web servers which will need to get into the business of initiating and speaking TCP over a VPN to a third party. Don't ask me why a VPN is the third party's chosen solution; ...
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ipTables IP Range will not be blocked

I have setup fail2ban with this Tutorial http://wireflare.com/permanently-ban-repeat-offenders-with-fail2ban/ and it seems working. But the attackers are changing their IPs and thats why I decided to ...
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Ubuntu UFW setup on database server for connections to a varying array of clustered applications

I'm a little confused and could use some clarification. Let's say I want to deny all connections to a mongodb server, except for to SSH from my IP and from my IP to port 27017. The way I understand ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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ufw deny all incoming and outgoing not working!

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. I'm expecting my current rules of "denying all incoming/outgoing" to cripple anything network related, but it's not. First, I did: sudo ufw default deny incoming ...
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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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`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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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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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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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 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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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 (Ubuntu 14.04) gazillion open ports after adding one rule

I have very strange situation with UFW firewall after upgrading Ubuntu Server 12.04 to 14.04. My UFW status looks like this ubuntu# ufw status verbose Status: active Logging: on (low) Default: deny ...
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UFW allow outbound from ip address, deny from others

I am trying to allow outbound connections from a specific IP address and deny outbound from all other ip addreses on port 80, but can't seem to crack it: These are the commands: ufw deny out 80 ufw ...
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nginx upstream an ufw

I have a WSGI server on port 8080 and Nginx with following setup: server { location / { proxy_pass http://localhost:8080; } } when I enable UFW I can't access my page in ...
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Linux: UFW blocks connections out via certain ports, how can i find which process initiated it?

I am noticing repeating attempts on my server to connect to a certain IP, UFW logs all the details, including the source port. Is there a way to log which process is initiating this? I am concerned ...
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How to setup in foreman puppets module ufw for deny outgoing?

i have problem with setup ufw rules in foreman via ufw module for puppet. Setup in foreman for ufw deny is following: ufw:deny port: 3128 ip: any After sync client with puppet master: $ sudo ...
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HowTo: Let ufw block single IPs when default policy is ALLOW

I want to be able to block certain IPs from accessing my server. As I don't really know what services are running on what port on the machine, I decided to quick&dirty let ufw's default policy be ...
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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 ...