OS: Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit

Let's start with the status of ufw:

sudo ufw status


Status: inactive

Hence, I suppose, in spite there is connection between ufw and iptables, if I am using iptables for controlling open ports, etc., I do not need it.

Is this assumption correct, and I can freely purge ufw from my systems?

Or is there any reason on keeping it?

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ufw is just a frontend for iptables. It can be removed anytime, and i think this is the right way. The best way is to not install it at all.

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