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How to install and configure a graphical firewall client in Ubuntu 10.10

Oct 19, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to finid for this link. ]

"Like all Linux distributions, Ubuntu 10.10, aka, Maverick Meerkat, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution, ships with a firewall installed. The firewall is actually embedded in the kernel. In Ubuntu, the firewall's original command line interface has been replaced by ufw, a more user-friendly command line script. Ufw, the Uncomplicated FireWall, has a graphical interface that is also a lot simpler to use than other graphical firewall interfaces in Linux.

"This article will present a step by step guide on how to install and configure Gufw, the graphical interface to ufw.

"Before installing and configuring Gufw, take a few moments to check the status of ufw. To do that, launch a shell terminal and type sudo ufw status. The output should read Status: inactive. That is the default state of ufw on a new installation of Ubuntu (10.10)."

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