FIREWALL

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Guillermo Santacruz, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Guillermo Santacruz

    Guillermo Santacruz Member

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    How works linux firewall? well I got in a firewall and I saw a button that say UNLOCK and I press ,then I put my password and then I saw the options to turn on, I press it, and then I close the window, the firewall keep activated all the time ? or I should do it every time that I start my session?

  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    The firewall should be active all the time after you enable it ONE time. To check if the firewall is enabled:
    Code:
     sudo ufw status verbose
    
  3. grim76

    grim76 Active Member Staff Writer

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    The linux firewall is iptables. What you have is an interface that allows easier customization of iptables. Iptables is a very powerful firewall with tons of options. Take the time to learn the gui, but also learn what is under it. There are times where getting under the hood is the only way to get what you want.

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