14.04 firewall

R Kimber richardkimber at btinternet.com
Mon Apr 21 14:03:00 UTC 2014

On Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:39:22 +0100
R Kimber wrote:

> Firestarter, which worked fine for me under 12.04, seems to have been
> dropped from 14.04 for some reason.
> I'm not committed to Firestarter, but the problem is that putting the same
> rules into gufw as I put into firestarter doesn't allow me to do what I
> used to do, namely run a dlna server.  The only way I can play the music I
> have on HD (all my music) is to disable gufw altogether.
> Is there a good alternative to gufw? Or, given the limited firewall
> options on Ubuntu, does that imply that I do not need one at all?

I've sort of solved this, without understanding why.  I got things working
when I disabled the firewall; but a couple of reboots later and I see that
a set of iptables rules is in place and also that my dlna server works OK.

- Richard.
Richard Kimber

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