The default firewall configuration tool for Ubuntu is ufw. Developed to ease…
The default firewall configuration tool for Ubuntu is ufw. Developed to ease iptables firewall configuration, ufw provides a user friendly way to create an IPv4 or IPv6 host-based firewall. By default UFW is disabled.
Gufw is a GUI that is available as a frontend.
Basic Syntax and Examples
Default rules are fine for the average home user
When you turn UFW on, it uses a default set of rules (profile) that should be fine for the average home user. That’s at least the goal of the Ubuntu developers. In short, all ‘incoming’ is being denied, with some exceptions to make things easier for home users.
Enable and Disable
To turn UFW on with the default set of rules:
sudo ufw enable
To check the status of UFW:
sudo ufw status verbose
The output should be like this: