Sunday, January 14, 2018

Ubiquiti Unifi Controller on Ubuntu LTS

Plenty of stuff you can find on the internet.
But for my own references:

Basic Ubuntu LTS installation.
If you’re on a public ip, first get your firewall in order. Then install Unifi.

Make sure you’re root (sudo -s), then:

apt-get install netfilter-persistent
service netfilter-persistent start
invoke-rc.d netfilter-persistent save
mkdir /etc/iptables/

In this example: = trusted machine that is allowed to connect to the Unifi controller. Probably your own pc = site 1 with AP’s and other ubiquiti stuff = site 2 with AP’s and other ubiquiti stuff

Ports tcp/8080 and udp/3478 are all you need between your ubiquiti equipment and your controller (see link)

Save the following to and execute (replace ip’s with real ip’s):


# Resetting ...
iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT
iptables -F

# Setting default policy on incoming traffic
iptables -P INPUT DROP                                                  # DENY INCOMING CONNECTIONS
iptables -P FORWARD DROP                                                # THIS IS NOT A ROUTER

# Exceptions to default policy
iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT                                       # MUSTHAVE (e.g. for MongoDB bind to localhost)
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT                           # SSH
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type 8 -j ACCEPT                       # PING

# unify test
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 8443 -s -j ACCEPT       # Connections from management host

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 8080 -s -j ACCEPT       # UNIFI - INFORM - site1
iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 3478 -s -j ACCEPT       # UNIFI - STUN   - site1
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 8080 -s -j ACCEPT        # UNIFI - INFORM - site2
iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 3478 -s -j ACCEPT        # UNIFI - STUN   - site2

# Make persistent
iptables-save >/etc/iptables/rules.v4

Install Unifi
Make sure you’re root (sudo -s), then:

echo 'deb stable ubiquiti' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/100-ubnt-unifi.list
apt-key adv --keyserver --recv 06E85760C0A52C50
apt-get update
apt-get install unifi

.. last but not least, go to: https://ipaddress:8443/

Saturday, October 21, 2017

make iptables persistent

Recent versions of Ubuntu use a built-in firewall. Therefor iptables doesn’t persist after a reboot.
Here’s how:

# Start
sudo service netfilter-persistent start
#Add to startup
sudo invoke-rc.d netfilter-persistent save

Friday, September 1, 2017

irssi fish

$ apt-get install build-essential irssi-dev libglib2.0-dev libssl-dev cmake git
$ git clone
$ cd FiSH-irssi
$ cmake .
$ make
$ cd src

$ sudo cp /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/irssi/modules/
$ sudo cp /usr/lib/irssi/modules/
$ sudo cp /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/irssi/modules/

Favorite settings:

/set mark_encrypted  ยท
/set mark_position 0

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Compile lftp from source

Get lftp source from

./configure --without-gnutls --with-openssl=/usr/include/openssl/

Use the following settings

set ssl:verify-certificate no
set ftp:ignore-pasv-address no
set ftp:prefer-epsv false
set ftp:passive-mode true

Monday, July 3, 2017

32bit on 64bit debian/ubuntu

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install libc6:i386 libc6-i386