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being undiscoverable on public wifi

Post by purpletree » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:17 am

I'm coming from Windows 10 and there's a setting in the Network Manager for making your computer undiscoverable by the network its on.
(I believe discoverable for Public WiFi was the default.) What's the analogous thing to do for my Mint Laptop?
I'm using Mint 18.3 KDE Edition 64-bit.

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Re: being undiscoverable on public wifi

Post by Pjotr » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:18 am

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sudo ufw enable
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sudo ufw status verbose
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Re: being undiscoverable on public wifi [solved]

Post by purpletree » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:11 am

Thanks.

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Re: being undiscoverable on public wifi

Post by Wompoo » Tue May 01, 2018 8:22 pm

I just found this thread by accident, idly browsing.
One further question from another beginner:

What does this or these commands do or enable please?
Any further information would be, at least, interesting.
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Re: being undiscoverable on public wifi

Post by Mattyboy » Tue May 01, 2018 8:28 pm

Wompoo wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:22 pm
I just found this thread by accident, idly browsing.
One further question from another beginner:

What does this or these commands do or enable please?
Any further information would be, at least, interesting.
ufw is your firewall. The graphical way of doing this would be to go to menu/firewall configuration, Gufw, G for graphical. Click status to on. You can apply your own additional rules here.

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Re: being undiscoverable on public wifi

Post by jimallyn » Tue May 01, 2018 9:08 pm

Wompoo wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:22 pm
What does this or these commands do or enable please?
sudo ufw enable turns on the ufw firewall.

sudo ufw status gives you the status of the ufw firewall. sudo ufw status verbose gives you more details about the firewall status. With some applications, verbose may be more information than you want.

As with most terminal programs, ufw has a man (manual) page. Enter man ufw in the terminal and press Enter.
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Re: being undiscoverable on public wifi

Post by Wompoo » Wed May 02, 2018 5:26 am

Excellent! Thanks Matty and Jim.
Actually, it does ring a bell now come to think of it.
I suppose this is updated via the update manager if and when indicated?
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Re: being undiscoverable on public wifi

Post by Pjotr » Wed May 02, 2018 5:56 am

Wompoo wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 5:26 am
I suppose this is updated via the update manager if and when indicated?
Yes. :)
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Re: being undiscoverable on public wifi

Post by Wompoo » Wed May 02, 2018 6:48 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 5:56 am
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Yes. :)
Thanks for the clarification Pjotr. And thanks to purpletree for the thread.
I will check that I have it installed and operational in my laptop.
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