Ubuntu 9.10 FIrewall--is UFW allowing anything through by default?

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Ubuntu 9.10 FIrewall--is UFW allowing anything through by default?


I have enabled my UBUNTU 9.10 ufw. By default does it let anything through?
I would think it allows all outbound originating requests through and allows for their return but it does not allow any inbound requests. Is this how it works?

---------- Post updated at 08:17 PM ---------- Previous update was at 07:31 PM ----------

I get this using status command:

root@-desktop:~# ufw status verbose
Status: active
Logging: on (low)
Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing)
New profiles: skip

Last edited by pludi; 02-09-2010 at 03:30 AM.. Reason: code tags, please...
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By default, no, it's not going to let anything through.

To let ssh and http, you could set the following (change to your needs)

root@# ufw limit ssh/tcp
Rules updated
root# ufw allow proto tcp from to any port 80
Rule added
root# ufw status
Status: active

To Action From
-- ------ ----
22/tcp LIMIT Anywhere
80/tcp ALLOW

The man page for ufw shows probably everything you would need to know.

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