Version 2.6 is a legacy release, and these documents are no longer being maintained.


It’s not in the scope of this document to cover a complex firewall configuration for your network. Instead, we are just going to show the easiest way to setup a basic firewall for your web server in order to accept HTTP traffic and to block any other incoming traffic.

Ubuntu provides a simple firewall configuration tool called ufw which we are going to use here. Let’s make sure that ufw is installed:

sudo apt-get install ufw

Accept connections to HTTP, HTTPS (SSL):

sudo ufw allow 80/tcp
sudo ufw allow 443/tcp

Allow access to your SSH server:

# From any IP
sudo ufw allow 22/tcp

# From a specific IP, e.g.
sudo ufw allow from to any port 22 proto tcp

You are ready to go. Now we’ll activate the firewall:

sudo ufw enable

Any change will persist even if you restart the machine.

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