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

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Is a Firewall really necessary these days? [closed]

should I install something like gufw?
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Why is the firewall disabled by default?

Why is ufw firewall included in Ubuntu, when it is not enabled and pre-configured by default? Most users don't even know it is there, because no GUI frontend is provided.
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How to block internet access for wine applications?

How can one prevent specific or any wine applications from accessing the internet? When using certain applications under Windows, they were trying to access the internet from time to time without ...
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Firestarter and DHCP Failing via Wireless [closed]

I recently installed Firestarter to implement a firewall for my server - an Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Now, when ever a wireless connection attempts to connect and get an IP address via DHCP, it fails ...
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Blocking Remote Login

Last night, I was shutting down my server and I saw a message asking if I wanted to shut down a "pts/0" session. Odd, I thought. So I logged back in and did a finger and saw that there was someone ...
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How can I block ping requests with IPTables?

and stealth specific ports?
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Autostart Firestarter GUI on Boot?

Since Firestarter GUI needs Admin rights to start, does it make sense to autostart firestarter on boot and how can i do it?
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Ubuntu comes with firewall by default?

I understand the Ubuntu comes with firwallul UFW is true? There is a GUI for it? if so, what is his name and where do I download? It is possible that UFW notify us (like in windows with a pop-up ...
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Can I install a firewall interface without `menu`?

I need an interface for ufw (uncomplicated firewall) that does not depend on "menu", which is outdated and messing with software updates/installations. I don't mind building from source but prefer a ...
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Is there a preinstalled or automatic firewall?

Does Ubuntu come with a preinstalled or automatic firewall? If not, do I need one? I've read some articles about the advantages of linux over other operating systems about security (no need to have ...
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Firewall Settings for Personal File Sharing

I have ufw set up to allow samba connections, but this does not seem to allow files to be transferred through Ubuntu's "Personal File Sharing" using the Public folder. The share can be seen, but not ...
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What does this UFW log mean?

CC-02 kernel [ 399.656733] [UFW BLOCK] IN=eth0 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.2.11 DST=192.168.2.22 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=14158 DF PROTO=TCP SPT=47368 DPT=22 WINDOW=5840 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0 ...
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How to open ports for outside traffic? [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu Server on an old machine, to set up a website with family photos etc. It is connected to the Internet via my home router (WRT160Nv2). I set the connection up with a static ...
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How can a non-geek set up a proper firewall?

Maybe a non-geek that knows of the existence of a firewall is already some kind of a nerd. If you have been a windows-user then it was rather easy to set up a firewall (I don't know if it was a good ...
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How can I open a range of ports in ubuntu using (g)ufw for use with membase?

I have membase (membase.org) 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 ...
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Is it possible to configure Ubuntu as a software firewall?

I have some systems running on Ubuntu in the private IP range 192.168.2.0-255 . These systems are connected to a switch and the switch is connected to the ISP's modem. Neither the switch nor the ...
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How to enable ufw firewall to allow icmp response?

I have a series of Ubuntu 10.04 servers and each one has ufw firewall enabled. I have allowed port 22 (for SSH) and 80 (if it's a webserver). My question is that I am trying to enable icmp echo ...
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Cannot ssh/ping an Ubuntu machine over WiFi

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 running on a laptop, connected to a local network via WiFi. This machine does not respond to pings/ssh connect requests, as if it was firewalled. However, if I ssh from this ...
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Ubuntu Linux UFW Firewall, Local Intranet Access

At home, I have Ubuntu server with the UFW firewall. What command do I type to turn on local intranet access to my web server, but keep the outside world out from my DSL modem?
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Ufw causing trouble with DHCP or WPA? [closed]

It appears that enabling UFW is causing my network connection to drop periodically on a WPA-Enterprise network, according to the network-manager GUI app (and the lack of a server response to web ...
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Trouble with UFW blocking stuff from NAT machine to inside of NAT

I've got a NAT box (Ubu 10.04) running ufw with the following sudo ufw status verbose: Status: active Logging: on (low) Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing) New profiles: skip To ...
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How to set up an Ubuntu 10.04 machine to accept ssh requests only from within the local network?

I am about to install 10.04 (from bare metal to replace 9.04) and I want to set it up so that I can shh into the machine, but only from other machines on my local network. (I.e., I want to reject all ...
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How do I know if my firewall is on?

I installed Firestarter, and configured my firewall. But I'm in doubt : On boot, I sometimes see a [FAIL] marker, and to the left, I guess it was something like "start firewall". I can't be sure ...