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I have membase ( installed and I have to open a bunch of ports in order for the cluster to function

Adding the single ports was easy enough but I can't work out how to open the range 11200-11299

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You can specify port ranges to ufw (the command-line one), using : (colon) to separate the lowest and the highest port in the range. For example:

ufw allow 11200:11299/tcp

Note that the protocol part (/tcp or /udp) is mandatory with port ranges.

This works at least since Ubuntu 10.04.

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+1. By the way ufw allow also opens ports for IPv6 by default. – Yauhen Yakimovich May 26 '14 at 11:00


ufw allow 11200:11299/tcp
ufw allow 11200:11299/udp

or if you need to use a from source ip range you must use full syntax

ufw allow from AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD/EE to any port 11200:11299 proto tcp
ufw allow from AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD/EE to any port 11200:11299 proto udp


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indexmegoogle: ufw allow ip and port ranges – Jonathan May 15 at 2:44

I believe you can specify the range in the last tab of new rule, tick the checkbox at the bottom of the window to add more options (just to be safe). The range can be specified as 1000:1010 to open ports 1000-1010.

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Thanks, confusing UI but it works. Now I just need to work out what the command-line would be for ufw – Pieter Breed Oct 14 '10 at 10:10
Try this: – evgeny Oct 14 '10 at 10:17

The cleanest command line way I've seen is a little script like this:

for i in `seq 11200 11299`; do
  ufw allow $i
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I feel like this is an absolutely terrible idea. something about the idea of having hundreds of firewall rules terrifies me. – Kirkland Sep 19 '15 at 15:12
Allowing a range (11200:11299) is definitely cleaner. – crishoj Oct 20 '15 at 8:19

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