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ufw status June 26, 2009

Posted by jdstrand in security, ubuntu, ubuntu-server.

While not exactly news as it happened sometime last month, ufw is now in Debian and is even available in Squeeze. What is new is that the fine folks in Debian have started to translate the debconf strings in ufw, and during the process the strings are much better. Thanks Debian!

In other news, ufw trunk now has support for filtering by interface. To use it, do something like:

$ sudo ufw allow in on eth0 to any port 80

See the man page for more information. This feature will be in ufw 0.28 which is targeted for Ubuntu Karmic and I also hope to add egress filtering this cycle. I haven’t started on egress filtering yet, but I have a good idea on how to proceed. Stay tuned!


1. Tom - June 28, 2009

It would be great if ufw allowed UPnP…

2. jdstrand - June 29, 2009

Thanks for the feedback. Please feel free to file a bug at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ufw/+filebug. That said, this feature would need to be carefully considered and implemented (if at all).

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