Ways to Install or Uninstall portsentry on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 21, 2022

PortSentry has the ability to detect portscans(including stealth scans) on the network interfaces of your machine. Upon alarm it can block the attacker via hosts.deny, dropped route or firewall rule. It is part of the Abacus program suite. In this guide, I will show you ways to install portsentry Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements to install

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install portsentry on Ubuntu 22.04

Install portsentry Ubuntu 22.04

portsentry is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install portsentry using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to get portsentry on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install portsentry Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install portsentry

Install portsentry using Aptitude

If you haven’t already installed Aptitude on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After that, you can now install portsentry by following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install portsentry Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install portsentry

Uninstall portsentry on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a package.

If you installed portsentry using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall portsentry on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove portsentry

If you want to uninstall portsentry and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge portsentry

Ending

In this guide, I showed you ways to install portsentry on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall portsentry too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require assistance. I’m delighted to respond.