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laukce01
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Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby laukce01 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:58 pm

How come when I turn the Firewall Configuration ON, then close out, and re-open the application, it shows that it is OFF? How do I turn it ON and leave it on?

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Re: Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby k357k9 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:17 pm

Mine does the same thing.

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Re: Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby laukce01 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:37 pm

That doesn't answer my question though...

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Re: Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby k357k9 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:26 am

I was trying to indicate that you are not the only one with this problem. I wonder why this topic isn't getting more attention.

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Re: Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby caribriz » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:04 am

Is this what you see?

When opening the program - before you click unlock and enter password -
Firewall before enter password.png
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This when you enter password -
Firewall unlocked.png
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This is normal for gufw (I don't know why it is this way - it is confusing).
Once you've done it and unless you turn it off yourself, it should then be set to on.

If unconvinced and you want to check whether the firewall is on, you can open a terminal and enter

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sudo ufw status
or

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sudo ufw status verbose

If it says "active" - then it's on.
If it says "inactive" - then it's off and you need to enable it.

Have a read here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gufw

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Re: Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby k357k9 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:22 am

@caribriz

Thanks for your answer. It was right on target.
This is normal for gufw (I don't know why it is this way - it is confusing).
Yes it is. User friendly it is not.

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Re: Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby laukce01 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:30 pm

Thanks! Yes I ran that command in terminal and it says that it is active even though is says "OFF" on the program.

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Re: Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby toledomint » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:22 pm

My Firewall shuts itself off. If I close my laptop and reboot I have to go into the firewall everytime and set it to on. I don't understand why it keeps shutting itself off and can't stay on. Any ideas anyone ?.

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Re: Firewall Configuration Shuts Off

Postby laukce01 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:01 pm

Toledomint,

Please read the other responses above.


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