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Old 05-25-2009, 03:01 AM   #1
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how to edit the firewall settings

my problem that while i installing "redhat linux 5" i forgot to disable the firewall i need how to edit my firewall settings and how to disable it..thx alot
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Are you running 'RedHat 5' or RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5)? Why do you want to disable the firewall?
The firewall in linux is called iptables. Here's how to disable it:
And here are some beginners tutorials on how to use it:

Alternatively, you can install firestarter which is a GUI frontend for iptables
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Or better still, you could visit the redhat site. Here's the relevant link
Old 05-25-2009, 05:18 AM   #4
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disable the firewall

/etc/init.d/iptables stop
/etc/init.d/ip6tables stop

chkconfig --level 235 iptables off
chkconfig --level 235 ip6tables off


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