How to Setup a Firewall on Ubuntu 13.04

A firewall is a program that runs in the background of your computer and help prevent hackers from getting access to your computer. There is simply no reason that you would not want to enable a firewall on your computer. This tutorial will show you how to setup the firewall that is included with Ubuntu 13.04 using a downloaded Graphical tool.

The first step to setup the firewall in Ubuntu 13.04 is to install the Graphical tool so that configuring the firewall is much easier. Open the Ubuntu Software Center and search for “gufw”. You should find the application selected in the picture below.


Click on “More Info”.


From this screen you will be able to click on “Install” to install the Firewall Configuration tool. You will then be asked to enter your user password to continue with the installation.


Once the installation is complete your screen should look similar to the one shown below.


You can then go to the Dash Launcher and run the application to setup the firewall.


Once you Open the Firewall Configuration tool you will not be able to make any changes or even enable the firewall until you unlock the program by clicking “Unlock” as shown below.


You will then be asked to enter your user password to continue with unlocking the application.


You will now be able to turn the firewall to the “ON” status as shown below.


Congratulations your firewall is now protecting you from hackers. If you have any questions or comments do not hesitate to leave a comment below. Also, if you found this tutorial helpful please like and share so that other people can find this tutorial more easily.