How to install CSF on Ubuntu ?

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  1. Benny_D

    Benny_D Member

    Aug 10, 2016
    Provide me the commands to install CSF on ubuntu ?
  2. Scopehosts

    Scopehosts Member Verified Provider

    Jan 14, 2015
    Installing ConfigServer Firewall
    Step 1: Downloading

    Config Server Firewall is not currently available in Debian or Ubuntu repositories, and has to be downloaded from the ConfigServer's website.

    This will download CSF to your current working directory.

    Step 2: Uncompressing
    The downloaded file is a compressed from of tar package, and has to be uncompressed and extracted before it can be used.

    tar -xzf csf.tgz
    Step 3: Installing
    If you are using another firewall configuration scripts, such as UFW, you should disable it before proceeding. Iptables rules are automatically removed.

    UFW can be disabled by running the following command:

    ufw disable
    Now it is time to execute the CSF's installer script.

    cd csf
    The firewall is now installed, but you should check if the required iptables modules are available.

    perl /usr/local/csf/bin/
    The firewall will work if no fatal errors are reported.
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  3. tarunap

    tarunap New Member

    Aug 30, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
  4. Vikas Deore

    Vikas Deore New Member

    Dec 4, 2018

    The following are the recommended steps to install and configure the csf in Ubuntu.

    Step-1: Update the System

    First, update your system with the latest stable version by using following command.

    $ sudo apt-get update -y

    Step-2: Install the csf

    By default, Ubuntu comes with UFW firewall, so you will need to disable it first.
    You can disable UFW with the following command:

    $ sudo ufw disable

    Now, you will need to download the csf repository from the Config server's website.

    $ sudo wget

    Next, Uncompressed the downloaded file.

    $ sudo tar -xvzf csf.tgz

    Now, change the directory to CSF and run the following script to install CSF:

    $ sudo cd csf
    $ sudo sh

    Once csf is installed, you can verify whether all of the required firewall modules are available or not by using following command.

    $ sudo perl /usr/local/csf/bin/

    Vikas D.
  5. ServersBase

    ServersBase New Member

    Apr 1, 2019
    1. Disable the ufw firewall by following command:
    ufw disable
    2. Download it with the wget command :
    3. Unpack the downloaded file with the following command:
    tar -xvzf csf.tgz
    4.change the directory to CSF and run the following script to install CSF:
    cd csf