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Old 09-20-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Default firewall?

Hi do u know what is the firewall programme that ubuntu use? Do u know if at startup load any rules for security?
Old 09-20-2005, 10:01 AM   #2
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it might be be iptables, but i don't think it is started by default.
Old 09-20-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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From the Ubuntu FAQ:
Since Ubuntu doesn't run any daemons that listen to the outside world by default (the postfix install only listens on localhost) there's no need for a default firewall.

The rationale is that if a user's got a need for installing a world-facing daemon, they'll be aware that they should configure a firewall/ACL for it too.

I just installed Ubuntu yesterday and like it so far ( I'm a Debian turncoat lol )
The 1st thing I did after the installation was to add the extra repositories so I could download and install Firestarter. Better safe than sorry
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Assuming that you are looking for a GUI, try "Firestarter". Install via Synaptic


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