Ubuntu – How to enable firewall zones for NetworkManager


It is always disabled

I am trying to use the default network manager for ubuntu 13.10 to connect to networks. Despite any config changes for example, enabling UFW, does not allow for the changing of this profile scheme. It is remains always faded as shown in the picture.
In my experience with Fedora, this similar network management style works right out of the box. Is this firewall zone config meant for a different firewall and if so, which? I've tried googling for 'ubuntu networkmanager firewall zone' but haven't gotten any relevant results.
Please advise, thanks.

Best Answer

That's because there is no integration with ufw.

Just install firewalld.