UFW – Uncomplicated Firewall

How to install and configure UFW on Ubuntu.

Download and install UFW

apt update && apt upgrade && apt -y install ufw


ufw status
Status: inactive

Open ports

ufw allow 22,80,443/tcp

Allow all for local net

vi /etc/ufw/before.rules

After the line

# End required lines

add the rule

-A ufw-before-input -s -j ACCEPT

For IPv6 add the rule(s) to before6.rules

Install UFW as service

ufw enable
Command may disrupt existing ssh connections. Proceed with operation (y|n)? y
Firewall is active and enabled on system startup


ufw logging on
ufw logging off
tail -f /var/log/ufw.log

Logging levels

low = Standard

ufw logging low
ufw logging medium
ufw logging high
ufw logging full

Disable UFW

ufw disable
Firewall stopped and disabled on system startup

Reload UFW

ufw reload

Display rules

ufw status numbered
iptables -L -n

See also