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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003949Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2017-04-05 07:57
Assigned Torhertzog 
Product Version2016.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version2017.1 
Summary0003949: UFW not enabled on boot, has to be started manually
DescriptionOn recent Kali installs, UFW has been consistently broken. This goes back to the 2016.1 release if I recall.

I have reinstalled multiple times, and the issue has not gone away. I am running the latest weekly release on a Lenovo L512 laptop.

All packages have been updated.

Once installed, I run `ufw enable`. It says "Firewall active and enabled on system startup". Upon reboot, it is not automatically enabled.

Steps To ReproduceTerminal:

apt-get install ufw
enable ufw
ufw status
ufw status
Additional InformationI have been working around this by adding the start command to rc.local. This is also broken with the latest version (separate bug report).

I have also tested this on a VM, with the same results. The VM was 2016.2, the 64 bit version. It is the official virtualbox version from kali.org
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rhertzog (administrator)

I guess that "systemctl status ufw.service" says that the service is disabled. I have modified our default policy so that it gets enabled by default on a new installation.

You can fix it with "systemctl enable ufw.service".


rhertzog (administrator)

Should be fixed with base-files 2017.1.0. If you install ufw while you have the new base-files, then it should be enabled by default.

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-04-04 23:43 east New Issue
2017-04-05 07:55 rhertzog Note Added: 0006558
2017-04-05 07:57 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2017-04-05 07:57 rhertzog Status new => resolved
2017-04-05 07:57 rhertzog Resolution open => fixed
2017-04-05 07:57 rhertzog Fixed in Version => 2017.1
2017-04-05 07:57 rhertzog Note Added: 0006559
+Issue History