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Old 11-04-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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Opening a Port


I just installed RH3 without RH Firewall. I would like to open port 5555.
Would I stop the init.d service and edit /etc/services then restart the init.d service.

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Old 11-04-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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How you open it depends what application you are trying to run on port 5555 and how it runs.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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I am using HP Data Protector to back up Linux clients.
Data Protector uses port 5555 to comunicate with the backup server
and the back up clients.

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Old 11-04-2004, 02:51 PM   #4
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iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 5555 -j ACCEPT

run that after becoming root (with su -, su doesn't work right). It will open up port 5555. might also want to do iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 5555 -j ACCEPT to allow unrestriced outbound on that port.

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