Do you know why `sudo ufw allow 'Nginx Full'` doesn't work?

April 23, 2019 2.5k views
Security Firewall Linux Commands Ubuntu 18.04

Anyone know why sudo ufw app list doesn’t show Nginx under the list of available apps? I’m trying to add a rule on ufw for Nginx.

I installed Apache2 which shows up under the apps that’s available. I installed Nginx right after and ran the ufw command to show available apps hoping Nginx is listed, but it’s not. Do you know why?

1 Answer


I believe that this might be due to the fact that Apache and Nginx both listen on the same ports by default.

Which means that if you want to run Apache and Nginx at the same time you need to set one of the services to run on a non-standard port, and then allow that port via your ufw firewall.

Hope that this helps!

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