where is the firewall?

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Wed Sep 16 19:33:14 UTC 2009

robert rottermann <robert at redcor.ch> writes:

> I inherited the support of a upuntu server.
> lsb_release -a shows
> No LSB modules are available.
> Distributor ID: Ubuntu
> Description:    Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS
> Release:        6.06
> Codename:       dapper
> it seems to be a rather old version (it has an uptime of some years ..)

It's still supported until 2011

> now I have never been dealing with ubuntu or an other debian based system, so I
> migth ask some dumb question..
> first: where is the firewall, how do I configure it?
> iptables -L shows nothing.
> if there is (as I am afraid) no firewall, how is the access from the internet
> block (the box is is used as a webserver).

Usually if Apache (and any other services that the box is running) are
correctly configured no firewall is needed (but may still be useful in
some cases).

What do you want to do?


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