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Am I under attack?

When I checked my log viewer, I noticed that ufw is blockng many ips that I'm not familiar with! I have only three computers in my local network at the time when I was checking my log viewer I was ...
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0answers
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How do I grant UFW manage access to a particular user?

I would like to allow a particular user the permission to run "ufw allow" (or equivalent). Ideally without giving that user the ability to run other privileged commands, or give firewall authority to ...
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2answers
222 views

UFW and firewall

So I recently installed ubuntu and I have been working with it no problem.While browsing through the security guides (specifically: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BasicSecurity) I noticed this: "enable the ...
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0answers
149 views

I have UFW block messages from local network machines, how can I analyse if they are malicious?

I'm getting a lot of messages in my UFW log, and I'm trying to figure out if these are malicious or just normal. A UDP broadcast is coming from a windows laptop x.x.x.191, and some from our synology ...
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2answers
1k views

ufw firewall operation

I have always run the program UFW as my firewall in Ubuntu, and been satisifed with its performance. When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, and enabled ufw, I was not able to access the internet, and all ...
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1answer
432 views

Setup firewall: ask user to allow new incoming/outgoing traffic?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and as I know there is already a firewall on any ubuntu system. It's ufw and because I like fancy gui stuff I can use gufw, that's very nice. Now I would like to configure this ...
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0answers
173 views

Ubuntu all versions from 10.04 till 12.10 [closed]

Is simply enabling the firewall ufw (sudo ufw enable) sufficient enough for protection of the OS ? I mean should extra rules be added for 'better' protection, or is simply enabling the firewall enough ...
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2answers
436 views

If I enable ufw, and disable ssh. Is my base install Ubuntu 12.04 safe from the outside world?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 I then installed Gufw, enabled it and Set every known application setting to "Deny". I never installed sshdaemon so I think its off. My machine still responds to pings... ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
1k views

Why is Ubuntu permissive with outgoing connections by default?

I am pretty newbie to Linux, as most of computers for resources in my school use Linux, I just installed Ubuntu to learn. By default iptables and ufw sets policy as under: IPTABLES -P INPUT DROP ...
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4answers
13k views

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 ...
2
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1answer
270 views

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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1answer
767 views

Precautionary security measures for a home user? (firewall, antivirus, etc)

I just recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu, and I'm just a little paranoid when it comes to security measures. I've looked around and from what I've read, security is not as big a concern ...
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2answers
3k views

potential ufw and fail2ban conflicts

Will running both fail2ban and ufw cause problems? I noticed that fail2ban modifies iptables rules, but ufw already has a ton of iptables rules defined... so I'm not sure if fail2ban will mess these ...
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3answers
6k views

Why UFW has to be (re)started at boot time if it's only iptables rule manager?

README from source package says: When installing ufw from source, you will also need to integrate it into your boot process for the firewall to start when you restart your system. Depending on your ...
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5answers
8k views

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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2answers
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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 ...