a technological barrier designed to prevent unauthorized or unwanted communications between computer networks or hosts

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Currently what is the best Firewall & Internet security for Ubuntu? [closed]

Currently what is the best Firewall & Internet security for Ubuntu?
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New User to Linux in general (Setting up a hardware firewall, needs interface config and ufw config help!)

I'm very new to this new environment (coming from Windows) and I need some help setting up a hardware firewall and web server combo. I already have my website set up and I would like some guidance on ...
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How do I allow all possible IPs for Gmail servers through my ufw firewall?

I am currently using the following rule: ufw allow out from my_local_ip to any port 587 This is a little too lax for my liking. I would like to tighten it up and restrict it to only gmail's smtp ...
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What do UFW's audit log entries mean?

I'm sometimes getting a lot of these AUDIT log entries in ... [UFW AUDIT] IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=176.58.105.134 DST=194.238.48.2 LEN=76 TOS=0x10 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=32137 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=36231 DPT=123 ...
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How do I set up a linux proxy for my mac

As my title suggest, I would like to set up a proxy in linux. The client that I'm using is a mac osx lion. I think I understand the theory but I keep hitting roadblocks. I started using set proxy ...
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local development LAMP server: routing external requests through SOCKS proxy

I've got a (virtualized) local LAMP server on Xubuntu 12.04 that I am using for Drupal development. I'd like to learn how to use web 2.0 integration Drupal modules (eg. youtube, facebook, etc.) but I ...
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iptables problem

Hi guys i have the follwoing iptables file for my ubuntu 12.04 server. ITs a bit messy because i tried different ways to fix it but the problem is it doesnt allow apt commands such as apt-get to run. ...
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How do I use “ld_preload” to control what apps can and cannot connect to internet?

I'm trying out Ubuntu. Been a Mac user. I like ubuntu a lot but I find it unnerving to not have any control over what apps can & cannot connect to the internet. I was advised that "ld_preload" can ...
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Alternative to Little-Snitch app-firewall?

I'm trying out Ubuntu. Been a Mac user. I like ubuntu a lot but I'm uncomfortable not having an app-firewall that reports what connections are being made to the internet. I find it unnerving to not ...
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Is the firewall active or not?

I'm confused about the status of my firewall. Using the Ubuntu Software Center, I have installed Gufw. Problem: When the Firewall is locked, it looks like it's inactive. But when I unlock it, it's ...
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How to add a rule for loggin packets in ufw

I'm seeing a lot of connections with source 0.0.0.0 and destination 0.0.0.0 in conntrack. I want to log these packets which have source 0.0.0.0 and destination 0.0.0.0 so that I can digg this issue ...
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How to prevent certain applications from accessing the internet?

I want to prevent certain applications from accessing the internet. When I was using windows XP I had an application (i think it was Zone alarm) which always notified me when an application tried to ...
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How to set fail2ban with apf?

I just installed fail2ban and the apf firewall. Those 2 seems to be not working together. Fail2ban have added some iptable rules but they are not working. When I issue /etc/init.d/iptables status it ...
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Different responses when telnetting into mysql's port via hostname

I'm trying to connect to mysql server installed on my computer. When I enter "telnet localhost 3306", I get some garbage characters meaning that I'm connected to the server. But when I enter "telnet ...
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UFW Settings - Application Integration [closed]

I have installed the Ubuntu system, and deny both incoming and outgoing ports loosing internet access. Now I want access only for my Firefox that I have installed separately from the Firefox website ...
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What are ICMP redirects and should they be blocked?

After enabling ufw and the Tiger security auditor, I see warnings saying: The system accepts ICMP redirection messages What are ICMP redirection messages? Should they be disabled for security ...
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iptables mac address filtering not work

I block every port default by ufw and add iptables rules like this: sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 1723 -m mac --mac-source 00:11:22:33:44:55 -j ACCEPT then I list iptables INPUT rules: ...
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UFW is not logging how do I troubleshoot?

I have set logging to high. I am not seeing any log messages. I do see the empty ufw.log file. No messages in dmesg
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How to make an internet server as firewall using ubuntu 11.10

i have one static broadband connection which is coming to my Ubuntu server with 2 lan cards, there are 10 more PC's to which i need to provide internet connection through Ubuntu server as well as i ...
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How to update firewall to pass NFS traffic?

I have set up the NFS Service using these instructions and it was working fine last week but today I get this error: Root-NFS: Unable to get nfsd port number from server, using default I ...
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How do I check the status of apf firewall?

How to check whether apf (Advanced Policy Firewall) is running after the reboot? It doesn’t have any status, so how can we know?
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Interactive Firewall

I have Ubuntu Server 10.04 serving as router/firewall with iptables. Also have number of client computers in LAN. So far so good. Now what I need is some sort of interactive firewall software on ...
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Cannot ping between computers, but I can connect (only one way though)

I am new using Linux, so I would really appreciate a simple as possible answer. I cannot ping between two computers, neither to nor from. I can ssh from one computer to another, but not the other way ...
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Firewall configuration and consequences

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. And I want to know something about firewall in Ubuntu, because I want to know if it could be the reason why my application doesn't work properly. Little background: I'have ...
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Why isn't Transmission working?

I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu and Transmission. According to Transmission, the file I am downloading has 0 peers and is idle, even though there are a few peers seeding it. Here's a batch ...
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UFW give errors and won't auto start at boot [closed]

I just tried to enable ufw on my server, it gave me this error : ERROR: problem running ufw-init When I tried the second time, it worked. When I tried to set the default rule "sudo ufw default ...
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Should I be using a firewall in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the firewall disabled by default? I installed both gufw and Firestarter but I'm hesitant to activate one of them because I don't know too much about firewalls in ...
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How Can I Use Ubuntu As Firewall Server

Can Ubuntu be configured as a firewall server , if yes how ? , if no why ?
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Securing Riak using Shorewall Firewall

I want to set up a Riak Cluster for a Web project. However, I want to secure this cluster so that only My Web Server(s) can access Riak Cluster. Basically, I will have one or more Web Servers and 4 ...
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Blocked port 5000?

I am trying to use my Ubuntu laptop with a Heroku hosting (it's a kind of VPS hosting). Their support says my port 5000 is blocked. Any way I can check it? Does it make any sense? Is it my pc, or my ...
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Remote access my desktop through router

How can I remote access my computer desktop that is behind a router with my Android Tablet?
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does ubuntu 10 04 lts have a built in firewall and antivirus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a preinstalled or automatic firewall? Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed? I have just installed ubuntu 10 04 lts on my laptop and I am ...
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How can I set up GUFW so that only firefox connects to the internet

I only want http, https and DNS to be open. I'm having troubles with setting up port ranges in the UFW GUI. How do I input configs into the feilds? Basically, something along the lines of this, but ...
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Is there an application firewall for Linux, like ZoneAlarm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to control internet access for each program? I've tried Firestarter and Ufw, but in the end, decided to write my own iptables scripts. I basically let http and ...
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Shorewall is breaking packets/sessions when connecting out to internet

I am happy to forward any further data if required like firewall rules etc. Would appreciate if someone can skim through my config and see if there are any glaring errors. Problem: Everything working ...
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Is there any software for bypassing the firewall?

I am using ubuntu 10.04. Is there any software to bypass the firewall configured by my network administrator. I have seen my friend using software named ultrasurf in windows which bypasses the ...
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What Firewall, anti DDOS and anti Brute-Force managers exist in Ubuntu

I have heard of ufw and of course using iptables but is there any other firewall or port manager for incoming/outgoing connections. I am also looking for GUI based ones apart from terminal ones and a ...
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Is portfowarding to my localhost on my personal Ubuntu computer secure?

After installing Lamp on my personally Ubuntu computer, I am running a application that requires to connect to the web and send SMTP mail; for example paypal needs a www address to notify successful ...
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What rules to use for UFW?

I've decided to enable the UFW that comes with Ubuntu just to make my system even more secure (especially after watching a video of a person whose computer actually got infected!), and I've enabled ...
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How to run any program but prevent it from accessing the Internet

I see a nice tutorial on the subject from 2009: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1188099 But wanted something that will (more likely) work on Ubuntu 11.10. This is a flavor of an ...
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No client internet access when setting up these iptables rules

I have read many other posts but cannot figure this out. eth0 is my external connected to a Comcast modem. The server has internet access with no issues. eth1 is internal and running DHCP for the ...
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novice user…firewall [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the firewall disabled by default? I've recently ditched windows 7 for Ubuntu 11.10 64bit... I'm a total novice and was wondering do I need to make any changes to ...
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How do I see which ports are open? [duplicate]

I am running a web server on a machine with Ubuntu 11. Everything is accessible from the local network, but not from outside. What can I do to check to make sure the appropriate ports are open? I am ...
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Configure firewall (Shorewall/UFW) to allow traffic for services on an Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu Server 11.04 x64 which I want to secure. The server will be open to Internet and I want to be able to SSH/SFTP into the machine and the SSH-server runs on a custom set port. I also ...
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“FirewallD not running” error when trying to install a printer

When trying to add my printer in a fresh install of 11.10 I get this error message. What does it mean, and what do I have to do? It worked fine in 11.04 (with hplip).
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How can I make a specific set of iptables rules permanent?

Is there a "best practice" or standard to make a few iptables rules permanent? I mean: automatically applied upon a system reboot? I am using a VPS with Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx). Thank ...
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Block anything from certain IP, injected from ISP when tethering from phone

My ISP injects JavaScript files - most notabily bmi.js - and certain other unwanted additions to web requests when tethering from my phone. It would be OK if the JavaScript was useful, but it is ...
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Enforce outgoing port for a machine inside LAN

I'm running Ubuntu Server (natty) in as a gateway/firewall in front of a private network. I have successfully enabled IP forwarding and NAT so the machines behind the firewall can connect to Internet ...
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How do I fix UPnP Port Forwarding on Ubuntu using miniupnp?

From what I understand, Transmission bittorrent client uses the miniupnp library to do it's UPnP port forwarding of routers, however on Ubuntu upnpc (a test client of the miniupnp library) doesn't ...
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How can I block a range of IPv6 addresses?

Are there any IP blocking applications or firewalls that support IPv6? The ones I know about (pgld, moblock (sunset?) , nfblock, iplist (looks old)) are only for IPv4.