I have installed firewalld as it is more advanced than gufw, however I see that firewalld does not come with a GUI and I'm not going to be the only one using it so I am wondering if there is some sort of GUI that I can install for it? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18.


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The graphical tool is firewall-config


Ubuntu man page - http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/saucy/man1/firewall-config.1.html

Although the man page states firewall-config is packaged as part of firewalld,

Provided by: firewalld_0.3.4-1_all

it is packaged separate in firewall-applet

Thank you Paranoid Panda for pointing that out.

sudo apt-get install firewall-applet

IMO it does not offer all the command line options available to firewallD but it may work for you.

For additional information on firewalld see




Note: It is possible, highly likely in face, ufw will conflict with firewalld, as such I would advise you purge ufw/gufw

  • It can't find that package...
    – user364819
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 16:47
  • It is part of firewalld - From the man page "Provided by: firewalld_0.3.4-1_all"
    – Panther
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 16:51
  • Well, when I try to install it it says that I have to install its package which is firewall-applet.
    – user364819
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 16:55
  • OK, try that. Ubuntu documentation must be wrong, sorry about that ;(
    – Panther
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 18:17
  • @ParanoidPanda _ updated the answer, you might consider filing a bug report against firewalld to either include firewall-config as a part of firewalld or update the man page.
    – Panther
    Commented Dec 11, 2015 at 15:42

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