Port ranges

Asked by sefs on 2008-12-14

Adding a port range say 5000 to 5100 seems flakey

It fills the rules pane with 1 rule for each of those ports so thats like 100 lines of rules.

Can it be more elegantly handled like how firestarter does it.

I say this because if you open lots of ranges you have to deal with lots and lots of lines in gufw rule pane.

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2008-12-15
costales (costales) said : #1

Hi!
This is a ufw question.
Best regards ;)

sefs (sefsinc) said : #2

What does that mean?

costales (costales) said : #3

Gufw is a GUI for ufw, ufw is a frontend for iptables.
ufw add rules in iptables, and ufw hasn't range ports.
Gufw give the range ports, with a loop of rules.

Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) said : #4

It means that unfortunately gufw can't do anything about it. It depends on
ufw for all the work - and since ufw works like this, gufw does too.

Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #5

our (that is marcos and vadim) goal was to provide a guide for ufw.

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) said : #6

ufw supports port ranges as of Ubuntu 8.10. From the man page:

         ufw allow proto tcp from any to any port 80,443,8080:8090

       This will allow all traffic to tcp ports 80, 443 and 8080-8090 inclu‐
       sive. Note that when specifying multiple ports, the ports list must be
       numeric, cannot contain spaces and must be modified as a whole. Eg, in
       the above example you cannot later try to delete just the ’443’ port.
       You cannot specify more than 15 ports (ranges count as 2 ports, so the
       port count in the above example is 4).

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