Ubuntu - ufw firewall not working at all

I install this image: Ubuntu Docker 17.12.0~ce on 16.04, in ssh i run sudo ufw status verbose and get:

Status: active
Logging: on (low)
Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing), allow (routed)
New profiles: skip

To                         Action      From
--                         ------      ----
22                         LIMIT IN    Anywhere                  
2375/tcp                   ALLOW IN    Anywhere                  
2376/tcp                   ALLOW IN    Anywhere                  
22 (v6)                    LIMIT IN    Anywhere (v6)             
2375/tcp (v6)              ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)             
2376/tcp (v6)              ALLOW IN    Anywhere (v6)       

Ok to test that this firewall works i run some docker image on port 80 (nginx proxy):

sudo docker run -d -p 80:80 -e ENABLE_IPV6=true -v /var/run/docker.sock:/tmp/docker.sock:ro jwilder/nginx-proxy:alpine

Theoretically I should be not able to connect to por 80 but when I go to browser and type droplet IP i see nginx screen - this means that firewall ufw NOT WORKS at all (!!!).

When I install pure Ubuntu image (without docker) and manually instal ufw and docker I get similar error.

So what I should do to make UFW firewall works ?

I try this:

sudo ufw default deny incoming
sudo ufw default allow outgoing
sudo ufw enable

But doesn’t work :(

Above error is very easy to reproduce - may be the ubuntu images are broken?


Yes. I have the same issue. I would expect 80 to be closed but it isn’t when going into docker. I’m using Ubuntu 20.04 built form a digital ocean 1-click: The Docker 1-Click Quickstart guide is available at:

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I have the same problem. Example: in /etc/default/ufw its out allow and in deny. when i add “ufw allow ssh” and i try to connect… doesn work

Other example: if i change in /etc/default/ufw to allow in and out… then i try connect ssh, this work, buuut if i add “ufw deny ssh”… i continue connecting…

Please, help!