Ok I got Ubuntu up and running.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    What is a good easy to use Firewall for it?
     
  2. wat0114

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    Ubuntu already has a built-in firewall called iptables, but if you want to easily configure the rules to your preference, install from the repository the gui for it, Firestarter.

    some instructions here
     
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    Is IPtables turned on my default?
     
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    Firestarter is no longer maintained and have some issues which wont be fixed. The recommended manager for IPtables is ufw, and if you want to add a gui to it, use Gufw.

    /C.
     
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    It sure is and its default settings are at least decent. Also, you have little to worry about Linux getting hacked; it's not the target Windows is. Just make sure you update the repositories and install the latest patches for Ubuntu.

    When did this happen? How about bulldog as a gui. Will it work in Ubuntu?
     
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    I installed the 208 updates for it. :p
     
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    The latest version of FS is four years old without patching the issues, so... Never used bulldog but ufw is a very simple manager.

    @cheater87: The ports are closed by default, but if you want to use ufw you have to enable it and create a default-deny rule:

    sudo ufw enable

    ufw default deny

    /C.
     
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    There is always gufw

    http://gufw.tuxfamily.org/index.html

    Think it's in the repos, otherwise there is always getdeb.net, or if you want it even easier try linuxmint that has it implimented by default.
     
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    sudo ufw status

    will confirm that the firewall is active.
     
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    To the best of my memory, the iptables is not running by default in Ubuntu, which is no issue, since the default Ubuntu has no open ports.

    But if you use a frontend, like the mentioned choices, they will activate the firewall service and manage it for you, in a rather friendly fashion.

    Mrk
     
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    For a little more info you can also use sudo iptables -nL
     
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    Fresh install of 8.10 had to check and to be sure but Mr.K is right.

    Code:
    dan@Kaput:~$ sudo ufw status
    Status: not loaded
     
  13. Arup

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    You can install UFW GUI or Firestarter from the repos, for Firestarter, the medibuntu repos have to be added.
     
  14. tlu

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    I don't think this is necessary. ufw is rather easy to configure - see this site. Basically you'll need only 2 lines:

    sudo ufw enable

    and

    sudo ufw default deny

    Adding rules is also rather straightforward.
     
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    I have Firestarter installed and a bit confused on how to set it up with installing.
     
  16. tlu

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    Perhaps this site helps.
     
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    Thanks for the link but I'm still having trouble with the set up of it.
     
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    Why don't you tell these people the trouble you're having. Be as graphic and detailed as possible.
     
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    At network device set up I choose wireless and I don't know if I should check IP address assigned or not, next is internet connection sharing and I put in wireless again because that is what I have. Only Wireless to this laptop. It says I can't pick both so I'm confused on which to do I don't want to mess it up.
     
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    Just do the simple thing, Cheater, and turn on ufw. I've been using it since Hardy and no problems.
     
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    How do I turn that on I can't find it?
     
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    WOT blocked the site for having 3 yellow warnings.
     
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    I have WOT and got no warnings. Green to go.
     
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