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I need firewall off

Postby zakoschris on Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:39 am

how do I turn the firewall off in linux mint?
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Re: I need firewall off

Postby Dyfi on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:03 am

In a root terminal type ufw disable then use enter on the keyboard.
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Re: I need firewall off

Postby zakoschris on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:13 am

Thankyou
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Re: I need firewall off

Postby Dyfi on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:26 am

When you want to restart the firewall ufw enable in a root terminal.
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Re: I need firewall off

Postby MtnDewManiac on Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:40 am

Just curious as to why you would feel the need to turn your firewall off? That's like cancelling your flood insurance during the rainy season, isn't it?

Is there a specific application that you need to give access to that you cannot figure out or something?
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Re: I need firewall off

Postby catweazel on Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:51 am

MtnDewManiac wrote:That's like cancelling your flood insurance during the rainy season, isn't it?

Not if he's sitting behind a router with NAT. That would be pretty much any router nowadays.
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Re: I need firewall off

Postby InkKnife on Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:06 pm

Mint has a GUI tool to turn the firewall off and on. Save yourself some typing. :)
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Re: I need firewall off

Postby InkKnife on Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:18 pm

catweazel wrote:
MtnDewManiac wrote:That's like cancelling your flood insurance during the rainy season, isn't it?

Not if he's sitting behind a router with NAT. That would be pretty much any router nowadays.

Unfortunately it has been revealed that almost all consumer grade routers are extremely insecure. I am behind a router with a firewall but I have my local firewall on as well. If my router becomes compromised the local firewall is there as a second line of defense.
I am a belt and suspenders guy when it comes to security.
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