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Old 08-23-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Question Configuring the 'Uncomplicated Firewall'

I just migrated to Ubuntu 11.04 from Vista. I have
installed the graphical interface for the 'Uncomplicated Firewall'.

I have read their manual - but - I am still do not know exactly what
'ports' to allow/dis-allow. What 'ports' should I allow and what
ones should I not allow - and - how would I enter them using the
'graphical interface'??? Please be explicit as I am a complete
novice in configuring firewalls'.

If it helps in knowing what ports I need to close -- I use Firefox and I surf the web very safely and I am careful with my e-mail.
Thank you for your help
Old 08-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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You may allow all outgoing ( = generated by your PC) traffic. And block all incoming (it means that all ports on your PC will be blocked).
You just have to allow the incoming traffic with state ESTABLISHED and RELATED but I think the GUI-tool you use will do it automatically.
Old 08-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #3
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Thank you - that was easy (thanks to you).


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