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

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basic security tools and packages that should be installed on a public facing web server

I'm a newbie in this world and I do not have a lot of knowledge about how security works on Linux systems. I recently created a droplet on DigitalOcean with Ubuntu 13 and I've been setting it up by ...
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UFW is DENY/DENY, but PACKETS are still getting out of my ethernet device. Why is this?

Hello, I have a question. I would like to use the UFW Ubuntu Firewall to lock both Input and Output completely from the server to ensure no packets are sent initially as a baseline. I enabled UFW, ...
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found someone lurking in my LAN, not sure what to do next

I have DD WRT router with internal numbers all falling within 192.168.1.0/24. I was looking on my firewall records this morning and found someone at 10.10.109.100 got blocked from accessing port 5353 ...
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How do we allow a certain mac address in a FORWARD chain through iptables?

I set the iptables rules in default. # IPTABLES IN DEFAULT iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables -P FORWARD DROP How will allow a certain mac address in a forward chain? I ...
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IPTABLES > MAC Filtering

I am newbie. I tried DHCP Mac filtering is not enough to secure our networks and I think iptables will... This is my concept: I set a new laboratory (LAB) network. My other network is connected to a ...
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How should I configure Ubuntu firewall?

Just discovered Gufw, and I'd like to set it up. But I haven't found any documentation telling me what I should/should not allow. I'd like to be able to use it but the only documentation on the web ...
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How I can connect the syslog-ng with a mysql database?

Hi guys I want to use a syslog-ng server for logging data from the firewall and I get Data from the Firewall in the file /var/firewall.log but now I want that the logs go to a database. For this I ...
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Why is SSH not accessible after installing KDE on Ubuntu Server?

I installed KDE onto my Ubuntu server, which is operating as a file server. It installed a firewall that wasn't there previously. I can't reach any of the services I had operating on the box now, ...
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Cannot connect to work VPN

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 13.04 Saucy, and generally new to Ubuntu. I work for a company which provides Windows based pptp VPN access for working remotely. Soon after I installed Ubuntu Studio, I was ...
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UFW, IPv6, and HTTPS

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10. I recently enabled IPv6, and setup UFW to support it. Everything seems to be working as expected, except I've noticed certain traffic being blocked with an AUDIT-INVALID ...
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Allow users to access specified IPs only

I have a computer that offers both a VPN and a SSH server running three (separated) VPN networks. All users log into the server via ssh. However, I want that only certain users can communicate to ...
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Remote ACCESS - SSH listening port filtered out by Firewall?

I am trying to access a remote server, with no physical access. I have accidentally changed the previous listening port in SSH and forgot to change it in the firewall rules. In firewall 15000 is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - vsftpd problem. No connection. Connection refused

i have a problem with vsftpd server running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here is the configuration: ubuntu Server address - 192.168.5.100 router address - 192.168.5.1 roger/# grep -v "#" /etc/vsftpd.conf ...
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ubuntu server apf-firewall configuration

I have not used the apf-firewall before and I'm having trouble configuring it. I have already try setting the iptables but it fails to start, so what more do I need to do? thank you
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Can a weak Ubuntu user password be a risk for ONLINE security?

Can anyone gain an unauthorized remote access to my Ubuntu machine? Does having a strong user password really helps prevent this? Or firewall just doesn't let anyone in by default, regardless of the ...
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SSH connections rejected after UFW allow 22

I am trying to setup UFW on a 12.04 server. SSH works great with UFW off. Setting root@ugvps:~# ufw enable Firewall is active and enabled on system startup root@ugvps:~# ufw status Status: active ...
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UFW Firewall Rules, has a hole in it. Please help

Can someone please look at the below output for me. I have my UFW on deny/deny, and here are the rules. But if I leave my Ubuntu Server on, with a Windows XP VM, and let Instant Messenger run in the ...
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New Server - apache will not serve outside LAN

New server, running well 12.04 LTS on HP ML350. Apache = great, inside our LAN. Apache = timeout, from WAN (NAT forwarded from firewall). I have cleared all Iptables, read & checked every ...
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Can not permanently clear iptable rules

I use the following commands to flush all iptable rules: sudo iptables -F sudo iptables -X sudo iptables -t nat -F sudo iptables -t nat -X sudo iptables -t mangle -F sudo iptables -t mangle -X sudo ...
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Configure Firewall to Take Confirmations

I want to have a firewall program for my Ubuntu 13.04 which will ask me for confirmations when a program wants to connect to the Internet. It should have options like Allow, Block etc. So is there any ...
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Is there a firewall that blocks a process and shows a dialog with buttons Allow, Drop, Disable?

Currently I use ufw and Firestarter, and I'm just learning how to use a firewall. When I used windows there were a couple of firewalls that could block a process which tried to establish connection ...
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How to load firewall before network?

How can I ensure iptables gets up before any network adapter gets up? And can network be stopped to be brought up if there is an error in the firewall rules? For exiting and future network adapters. ...
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How to change Port 27000 from filtered to open status

In my ubuntu box I am running flexlm licensing software on port 27000 and I am able to pull the license from the this port to run the simulation software locally. I am also trying to run the same ...
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ssh client times out to some servers, works on others

I have a strange problem and I'm not sure where to begin. My ssh client works on some servers but times out on others. Obviously, I checked that the servers are accessible via ssh from other ...
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Firewall stopped and disabled on system startup ERROR: problem running ufw-init

I am trying to set a VPN server on my PC (Ubuntu). I am following a tutorial , http://cviorel.easyblog.ro/2009/02/09/how-to-set-up-a-vpn-server-on-ubuntu/. I made changes in various files including ...
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How to find out what is blocking a port

I have 3 machines: Machine A - local network Machine B - local network Machine C - external network Local network has a dynamic IP and Dyndns is set up to forward it. I have ssh on Machine B ...
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Using Gufw create rule to reject traffic from specific subnet

I am connected to two networks one trusted, one not. Untrusted range is 172.18.0.0/16. (I need some connectivity with it, but not all ports open.) I would like to setup Gufw to reject connections on ...
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Need help to make this file work in iptables

I came across the following example of how to use iptables to block internet access when the VPN connection is terminated abruptly: iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT iptables -A OUTPUT -o lo -j ...
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Setting up a firewall Ubuntu Server 13.10 to specified domain users of a Windows server 2008

So, here's the plan: I want to set up a firewall that allows/blocks certain websites for specified users in a Windows server domain (local); For example: For the user domain.name/user1 I want to ...
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How To Stop and Restart Firestarter Events / Logging

I need a simple workaround to be able to stop and maybe restart only when needed logging events in Firestarter. I managed to enable logging in Ubuntu for Firestarter using this solution, and all is ok ...
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Port won't open!

I have a server that want to allow connections into it through port 25565, but when I test on http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ it says they are closed? I have no outfacing interface ...
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Analyze firewall logs to track intrusion

I have just started this topic where the firewall on my router detects intrusions e.g. Mar 11 14:15:11 kernel warning kernel: [fwlog] Intrusion -> SRC=85.102.133.241 DST=109.78.126.234 ...
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how to set up iptables for dyndns server?

I have a server running with a dhcp public IP and ddclient updating my hostname from my public IP whenever it changes. My ISP has a feature for dyndns, so my router should automatically map my public ...
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Iptables help with server on 12.04?

I am trying to create a Minecraft server with port 25565 for me and my friends to access. I used to run one on my mac, where I would change the config for my firewall to allow connections through ...
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How to log firewall logs to a remote Syslog server

After much reading and unsucessful attempts, I do not manage to send some of my firewall logs to a remote server. Here is my setup: The remote server is a synology NAS, on which the syslog server ...
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Routing 192.168.168.0/24 out eth0, all else out wlan0

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening, I have been tasked with the configuration of multiple, sonicwall ISR's, and thought i could use this as a bit of a Linux learning curve. What i am attempting to do, ...
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Configure iptables for L2TP/IPSec VPN

I've been trying to get my server running a VPN so that I can connect to blocked sites in China while I'm traveling, but am having a few problems with iptables. My connection works fine if I flush my ...
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Configuring ufw and iPredator VPN

I am running a VPN via IPredator on Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop, which works perfectly, when ufw is disabled. When I enable ufw, I logically cannot establish a connection. IPredator states that I have to ...
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Minecraft Spigot Server BungeeCord and Iptables Help

I have had a BungeeCord server set up before and I know how it works. The problem I am having is with my iptables configuration. These are my iptables rules: #!/bin/sh #INPUT iptables -P INPUT DROP ...
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Can firewall be used inorder to redirect users accessing my hotspot

Is it possible to use firewall in ubuntu inoder to block or redirect users who are accessing my laptops wifi..? If yes then how?? I am using ubuntu 13.04.
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Transmission unable to access internet

It seems none of my BitTorrent clients are able to access the internet, including the system default, Transmission. I have recently changed my router's password and firewall settings,and I'm thinking ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - how to have a remote desktop initialized via command line?

I have few users remotely who using Ubuntu 13.10 and they have lot of issues cause they are new and learning Ubuntu 60+ age. As a result for free teaching i need to have remote access instantly in ...
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Telnet timing out on port 22 and port 23

Hello all So here is what I've done so far... I have turned off my firewall TEMPORALLY on both client and server, so does my router. My router has port forwarding on both ports 22 and 23 pointing to ...
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Manually turn off firewall/unblock ssh port

Ubuntu Server 12.10 Last night I was messing with ufw, so I can enable some ports on the machine. Little did I know I just blocked port 22. Hours later closing PuTTy, I tried to connect to the server ...
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Configuring a strictly local dns server for local network media streaming

I am fairly new to Linux, but I have an Ubuntu media server set up in my house. We can't afford to have an internet connection, so I move the server back and forth occasionally when I need to run ...
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how to proxy to a VPN connected server with local services running?

I'm having trouble accessing services that are running on my Linux Box from outside the local network. The setup is not as simple as most tutorials describe so I'm a bit stuck. My Linux Box (running ...
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UFW problem : can not access certain pages

Hello, I configured iptables using ufw to deny traffic from and to anywhere except my chosen ports. This is my /lib/ufw/user.rules : *filter :ufw-user-input - [0:0] :ufw-user-output - [0:0] ...
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Squid proxy and firewall blocking HTTP requests

I have 3 virtual machines. One functions as a router. A HTTP server is installed on another machine. The third has to connect to the server via the router. I have installed a web proxy(Squid3) on the ...
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Foraward Traffic from local machine to proxy server using iptables

I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04. My IP is 192.168.4.160. I want to route the HTTP traffic generated locally from my system destined to a particular URL (say x.x.x.x) to pass through proxy server. My ...
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UFW blocking random packets on 443

All, I have UFW setup to allow traffic on port 443. It works as expected, though I have a large amount of UFW Block log entries. To Action From -- ...