"Show notifications" option shows what? Allowed or Blocked?

Asked by Bobby Phoenix on 2013-06-05

Hi all,

I just recently became an Ubuntu fan, and installed 12.04 LTS. I also installed Gufw. I checked the options to show notifications , logging, and listening report, and I have some questions. My main one is I do get the pop-up notification on my screen, but what is the notifcation for? It doesn't say "Blocked so and so on 14311 UDP" or "Allowed so and so on 14311 UDP". All it says is "Firewall - on 14311 UDP". What does that mean? Is something blocked or allowed, and if so how do I know what it is/was? My other question is less pressing. Like I said I have the logging option also checked, but every time I open the log nothing is ever there. Shouldn't there be something to read?

Thanks,

Bobby

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Gufw Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
costales
Solved:
2013-06-06
Last query:
2013-06-06
Last reply:
2013-06-05
Best costales (costales) said : #1

Hi and welcome!! :)

> one is I do get the pop-up notification on my screen, but what is the notifcation for?
New connections in the Listening Report. If you had A & B in the Listening Report, and you run C, you'll have A, B & C, and C will appear as notification ;)

>It doesn't say "Blocked so and so on 14311 UDP" or "Allowed so and so on 14311 UDP".
It's just the connection. It can be blocked or not (change the color if a rule is appling).

> All it says is "Firewall - on 14311 UDP".
A connection (unknow app name) is setting in the port 14311, protocol UDP

> What does that mean? Is something blocked or allowed, and if so how do I know what it is/was?
The proccess hasn't name. You could know killing proccess in the system or with Google with that port :)

> I said I have the logging option also checked, but every time I open the log nothing is ever there. Shouldn't there be something to read?
Yes, whatever you did in the firewall, as a new status, rules...

Cheers!

Bobby Phoenix (rpharvan) said : #2

Thanks costales, that solved my question.