Can I add MAC address in firewall rules instead of IP address?

Asked by Prakash_RC on 2012-12-08

I have problem accessing a shared folder on my Ubuntu from my Android phone. I tried adding the IP address of my android device.. but when ever I reconnect my phone to the wifi it's choosing some random IP address so I can't access the shared folder.. since the firewall is enabled and blocking that connection. I have to turn off the firewall for that session to establish a connection. So I thought is it possible for me to add the MAC address in the firewall rules instead of IP address. Im using GUFW... could some one help me with this?..

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costales (costales) said : #1

Hi! I'm sorry, but Gufw can't filter by MAC address.
I think could be a solution: Assign the same IP for a MAC address in the router. My router has a live connected device and I can assign one IP for once device.
Best regards.

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