Firewall for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

For whatever reason, Ubuntu 14.04 does not seem to come with a firewall.

There are however two packages which provide, both a firewall and a handy GUI front-end for it.  UncomplicatedFireWall is the main package (ufw) and the GUI is gufw.

To install:

apt-get install gufw

This will install the front-end and the dependent packages

To turn it on:

ufw enable

The default is to block all incoming traffic.

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