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       ufw-framework - using the ufw framework

       ufw provides both a command line interface and a framework for managing
       a netfilter firewall. While the ufw command provides  an  easy  to  use
       interface  for  managing  a  firewall,  the  ufw framework provides the
       administrator methods to customize default behavior and add  rules  not
       supported  by  the  command  line  tool. In this way, ufw can take full
       advantage of Linux netfilter's power and flexibility.

       The framework provides boot time initialization, rules files for adding
       custom  rules, a method for loading netfilter modules, configuration of
       kernel parameters and configuration of IPv6. The framework consists  of
       the following files:

              initialization script

              initialization  customization  script run before ufw is initial-

              initialization customization script run after ufw is initialized

              rules file containing rules evaluated before UI added rules

              rules file containing UI added rules (managed with the ufw  com-

              rules file containing rules evaluated after UI added rules

              high level configuration

              kernel network tunables

              additional high level configuration

       ufw  is  started on boot with /lib/ufw/ufw-init. This script is a stan-
       dard SysV style initscript used by the ufw command and  should  not  be
       modified.  The /etc/before.init and /etc/after.init scripts may be used
       to perform any additional firewall configuration that is not  yet  sup-
       ported  in  ufw  itself  and if they exist and are executable, ufw-init
       will execute these scripts. ufw-init will exit with error if either  of
       these  scripts  exit  with error. ufw-init supports the following argu-

       start: loads the firewall

       stop:  unloads the firewall

              reloads the firewall

              same as restart

              basic status of the firewall

              same as stop, except does not check if the firewall  is  already

              flushes the built-in chains, deletes all non-built-in chains and
              resets the policy to ACCEPT

       ufw-init will call before.init and after.init with start, stop,  status
       and  flush-all,  but typically, if used, these scripts need only imple-
       ment start and stop.

       ufw uses many user-defined chains in addition to the built-in  iptables
       chains. If MANAGE_BUILTINS in /etc/default/ufw is set to 'yes', on stop
       and reload the built-in chains are flushed. If it is set  to  'no',  on
       stop  and  reload the ufw secondary chains are removed and the ufw pri-
       mary chains are flushed. In  addition  to  flushing  the  ufw  specific
       chains,  it  keeps the primary chains in the same order with respect to
       any other user-defined chains that may have been added. This allows for
       ufw to interoperate with other software that may manage their own fire-
       wall rules.

       To ensure your firewall is loading on boot,  you  must  integrate  this
       script into the boot process. Consult your distribution's documentation
       for the proper way to modify your boot process if ufw  is  not  already

       ufw  is  in part a front-end for iptables-restore, with its rules saved
       in /etc/ufw/before.rules, /etc/ufw/after.rules and /etc/ufw/user.rules.
       Administrators  can  customize  before.rules and after.rules as desired
       using the standard iptables-restore syntax. Rules are evaluated as fol-
       lows:  before.rules  first, user.rules next, and after.rules last. IPv6
       rules are evaluated in  the  same  way,  with  the  rules  files  named
       before6.rules,  user6.rules and after6.rules. Please note that ufw sta-
       tus only shows rules added with ufw and not  the  rules  found  in  the
       /etc/ufw rules files.

       Important:  ufw only uses the *filter table by default. You may add any
       other tables such as *nat, *raw and *mangle as desired. For each  table
       a corresponding COMMIT statement is required.

       After  modifying  any of these files, you must reload ufw for the rules
       to take effect.  See the EXAMPLES section  for  common  uses  of  these
       rules files.

       Netfilter has many different connection tracking modules. These modules
       are aware of the underlying protocol and  allow  the  administrator  to
       simplify  his  or her rule sets. You can adjust which netfilter modules
       to load by adjusting IPT_MODULES in /etc/default/ufw. Some popular mod-
       ules to load are:


       ufw  will  read  in  /etc/ufw/sysctl.conf on boot when enabled.  Please
       note  that  /etc/ufw/sysctl.conf  overrides  values   in   the   system
       systcl.conf  (usually  /etc/sysctl.conf). Administrators can change the
       file used by modifying /etc/default/ufw.

       IPv6 is enabled by default. When disabled, all incoming,  outgoing  and
       forwarded  packets  are  dropped,  with the exception of traffic on the
       loopback interface.  To adjust this behavior,  set  IPV6  to  'yes'  in
       /etc/default/ufw. See the ufw manual page for details.

       As  mentioned,  ufw  loads its rules files into the kernel by using the
       iptables-restore and ip6tables-restore commands. Users wanting  to  add
       rules  to  the  ufw rules files manually must be familiar with these as
       well as the iptables and ip6tables  commands.  Below  are  some  common
       examples  of  using the ufw rules files.  All examples assume IPv4 only
       and that DEFAULT_FORWARD_POLICY in /etc/default/ufw is set to DROP.

   IP Masquerading
       To allow IP masquerading for computers from the  network  on
       eth1 to share the single IP address on eth0:

       Edit /etc/ufw/sysctl.conf to have:

       Add to the end of /etc/ufw/before.rules, after the *filter section:
               :POSTROUTING ACCEPT [0:0]
               -A POSTROUTING -s -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE

       If  your  firewall is using IPv6 tunnels or 6to4 and is also doing NAT,
       then you should not usually masquerade protocol  '41'  (ipv6)  packets.
       For  example,  instead  of  the  above,  /etc/ufw/before.rules  can  be
       adjusted to have:
               :POSTROUTING ACCEPT [0:0]
               -A POSTROUTING -s ! --protocol 41 -o  eth0  -j  MAS-

       Add the ufw route to allow the traffic:
               ufw route allow in on eth1 out on eth0 from

   Port Redirections
       To forward tcp port 80 on eth0 to go to the webserver at

       Edit /etc/ufw/sysctl.conf to have:

       Add to the end of /etc/ufw/before.rules, after the *filter section:
               :PREROUTING ACCEPT [0:0]
               -A PREROUTING -p tcp -i eth0 --dport 80 -j DNAT \

       Add the ufw route rule to allow the traffic:
               ufw route allow in on eth0 to port 80 proto tcp

   Egress filtering
       To block RFC1918 addresses going out of eth0:

       Add the ufw route rules to reject the traffic:
               ufw route reject out on eth0 to
               ufw route reject out on eth0 to
               ufw route reject out on eth0 to

   Full example
       This  example  combines  the  other  examples and demonstrates a simple
       routing firewall. Warning: this setup is only an example to demonstrate
       the  functionality  of the ufw framework in a concise and simple manner
       and should not be used in production without  understanding  what  each
       part  does  and  does not do. Your firewall will undoubtedly want to be
       less open.

       This router/firewall has two interfaces:  eth0  (Internet  facing)  and
       eth1  (internal LAN). Internal clients have addresses on the
       network and should be able to connect to anywhere on the Internet. Con-
       nections  to port 80 from the Internet should be forwarded to
       Access to ssh port 22 from the administrative workstation  (
       to  this  machine should be allowed. Also make sure no internal traffic
       goes to the Internet.

       Edit /etc/ufw/sysctl.conf to have:

       Add to the end of /etc/ufw/before.rules, after the *filter section:
               :PREROUTING ACCEPT [0:0]
               :POSTROUTING ACCEPT [0:0]
               -A PREROUTING -p tcp -i eth0 --dport 80 -j DNAT \
               -A POSTROUTING -s -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE

       Add the necessary ufw rules:
               ufw route reject out on eth0 to
               ufw route reject out on eth0 to
               ufw route reject out on eth0 to
               ufw route allow in on eth1 out on eth0 from
               ufw route allow in on eth0 to port 80 proto tcp
               ufw allow in on eth1 from to any port 22 proto tcp

       When using ufw with libvirt and bridging, packets may be  blocked.  The
       libvirt  team  recommends that the following sysctl's be set to disable
       netfilter on the bridge:

         net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-ip6tables = 0
         net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-iptables = 0
         net.bridge.bridge-nf-call-arptables = 0

       Note that the bridge module must be loaded  in  to  the  kernel  before
       these values are set. One way to ensure this works properly with ufw is
       to add 'bridge' to IPT_MODULES in /etc/default/ufw, and  then  add  the
       above rules to /etc/ufw/sysctl.conf.

       Alternatively  to  disabling netfilter on the bridge, you can configure
       iptables to allow all traffic to be forwarded across  the  bridge.  Eg,
       add to /etc/ufw/before.rules within the *filter section:

         -I FORWARD -m physdev --physdev-is-bridged -j ACCEPT

       ufw(8),       iptables(8),      ip6tables(8),      iptables-restore(8),
       ip6tables-restore(8), sysctl(8), sysctl.conf(5)

       ufw is Copyright 2008-2014, Canonical Ltd.

       ufw and this manual page was originally  written  by  Jamie  Strandboge

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