Provides a web interface or a browser front end for UFW, Ubuntu
Firewall, or Uncomplicated
Firewall. With ufw2web several functions of UFW can be controlled
through a browser. By using a web server, ufw2web become implicitely
cross-platform and, because there's no need to install client files,
it's very easy to deploy.
Currently, ufw2web has a minimal feature set:
Other functions like creating new UFW rules are provided later.
status. Show if UFW is enabled or not.
or disable UFW. Enable UFW when UFW is disabled or the
other way round.
Use case scenario'sScenario 1.
A Ubuntu server on a internal network has to be remotely managed.
To provide easy operation and access, without using the command line, a
web interface is welcome.
Scenario 2. A Ubuntu server of a customer has to be remotely managed. Normally this takes place by secure
shell (SSH) and port forwarding on the client's router (port 22).
Entrance on that system can take place anytime, anywhere
without needing additional access rights or even without notifying the
To give control back to the customer, install ufw2web on the server and
let the client decide when entrance is allowed. After the session is
finished, ufw can be enabled at will. Because ufw2web is operated by a
browser, ufw can also be done from PC with an other OS, be it Windows
Why not use Gufw?Gufw controls UFW by a graphical client. Although functionality of Gufw is sufficient, in some cases it can not be used:
In both cases, ufw2web provides a solution, although Gufw is far ahead on features.
- remotely control a server: gUFW only controls the local installation of UFW
- cross-platform operation: control a UFW on a Ubuntu-server from a Windows-PC
- Minimal requirements: Ubuntu Linux: Hardy 8.04 (server
- on these systems, ufw is installed by default
- Project status: Beta.
- Copyright: Mark
- License: GNU
Public License version 3
- 2009-02-05 Uploaded code, created website
- 2009-01-29 Start
of the project