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Old 04-06-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy Redhat Standard Software Firewall

I am having a problem with the normal/standard firewall setup, where during setup or after when you try to turn it off it sets itself back to on. I have tried with the standard firewall config that comes with redhat, i have tried with firestarter and with the kpe lipo or lido or what ever it is.

But every time i turn it off in all 3 apps it goes back to default.
Help! As you can tell i am a newbie and i dont know much. Thanks
Old 04-06-2003, 09:13 PM   #2
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Check out this thread. It may help a bit.
Old 04-06-2003, 09:16 PM   #3
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If you want to just shut it off temporarily run as root:
service iptables stop

If you want it to stay off completely:
chkconfig iptables off

Also, if you using the Redhat firewall GUI to check the status of the firewall, that's why it looks like it's still on. The Firewall GUI has a bug that no matter what the firewall is set to, it will display "high" by default. However, your firewall is still at whatever level you set it to.
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Thanks all i will try this tonight.
Old 04-08-2003, 05:55 AM   #5
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the firewall is going back to default when you restart it because you are not saving the settings. To save the settings just do a

service iptables save

and it will save your settings.


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