ufw (a firewall) uses rule numbers when you want to, say, delete a rule. Does it display the rule numbers when you list them with ufw status?

No, of course not, that would be too easy (you’d win the game right away, where’s the fun in that?)

So, instead you have to type ufw status numbered.

Remember kids, beautiful defaults are for newbs and losers. Real gamers play in hard mode.


*walks away mumbling*

#usability #ufw #linux

@aral i recently dove into nftables and have to say - despite NFT being part of the name -. It's reaaally nice. Reminds me a bit of ferm which i was using before. Not sure how well it plays with container networking though... (i set it up on my router)


@jokke @aral definitely nftables is way better if you get into more serious networking, possibly setting up servers. Ufw is fine for a computer which just needs to block incoming traffic

@frox @aral yeah but even for simple input blocking it's pretty straight forward.

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