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.

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