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Firewalld vs GUFW

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:55 am
by gh4snow
I started /w GUFW, but have since added Firewalld.
When I boot Mint, Firewalld appears to be active & GUFW is OFF.
I suspect Firewalld is the better tool, as it shows me what services are enabled,
where as GUFW does not.
It also allows me to turn off Samba, where as GUFW does not.
What services GUFW enables appears to be unknown.
Since what GUFW does is a mystery, I favor un-installing GUFW
and using Firewalld as my standard firewall for Linux Mint PC's.
Please advise if you have had issues /w either tool.

Re: Firewalld vs GUFW

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:07 pm
by MintBean
GUFW is solid. As far as I know, it just blocks ports using IPtables and doesn't do anything with services.

Re: Firewalld vs GUFW

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:27 pm
by ajgreeny
MintBean wrote:GUFW is solid. As far as I know, it just blocks ports using IPtables and doesn't do anything with services.
And don't forget that GUFW is just a tool to make changes to the iptables firewall itself; once you have made changes to the settings as you want them there is no need for GUFW to be running every time you boot the computer.

The service that actually acts as the firewall, iptables, will be running just as you left it last time.

Re: Firewalld vs GUFW

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:24 pm
by altair4
firewalld has two things going against it:

** it has a "d" at the end of it's name and that rhymes with systemd.

** It comes from Red Hat.