Originally Posted by claudius753
What ports do you have open? Try scanning at Sheilds Up and scan all service ports. By default, Ubuntu shouldn't have any ports open anyway so there is not a great need for a firewall.
I connect through a router, which has a firewall built in. If you are connected behind a router, you don't really need to turn one on for the actual OS
Thats exactly what I thought before my server got hacked.
According to Firestarter's website, it should be there. See here
. I set my server up to be restrictive by nature, then use only the ports I selected. So, out of the thousands of ports that you have, I only have 2 of them open. Something else you can do if you are behind a router is port forwarding. Make it so port 80 goes to port 3572 on your computer, then open that port instead of 80. Just a little extra security.