Two Firewalls Installed

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jun 11 13:17:15 UTC 2009

Ian Lester wrote:

> Hello,
> I have used Firestarter as my firewall ever since using Ubuntu .When UFW
> firewall came on the scene this is installed as standard when you
> install Ubuntu, this I can under stand.
> When you install Firestarter it does not remove UFW, is this correct
> that you should have 2 firewalls installed at the same time or should
> UFW be removed, in no why not??

You don't have two firewalls - there's only one: iptables.  Firestarter does 
nothing more than configure iptables, and I believe (though I've never tried 
it) ufw does too.  You can probably mess yourself up trying to use both, but 
there's no reason they shouldn't both exist.

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