How to enable and disable the firewall on Ubuntu 16.04

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The UFW firewall is the default firewall that ships standard with the Ubuntu Linux DistributionUFW stands for Uncomplicated Firewall.

  • To enable the ufw firewall, open a new Terminal window and execute the following command:
    sudo ufw enable
  • To disable the ufw firewall, open a new Terminal windows and execute the following command:
    sudo ufw disable
  • To view the status of the ufw execute the below command:
    sudo ufw status

More can be read about the ufw firewall on the Ubuntu wiki. Click here to read more

Image Credits: Photo by Isis França on Unsplash.

Last Updated On January 16, 2019

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