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Old 04-20-2004, 05:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy YDL: Cannot change security settings

I just installed Yellow Dog Linux 3.01.

After booting it up the first time, I realized I could not access the web server from other computers on my network, nor could I access "localhost" in Mozilla.

Checking the security settings control panel showed the firewall settings were "high" (even though during the install I chose "Medium" and manually allowed HTTP, SSH, and FTP).

I changed the menu from "high" to "no firewall" (since the whole network here is already inside one), but even after I click "OK", it has no effect. Returning to the dialog shows it's still on "High" -- my changes were ignored.

Is there a workaround or command-line way to fix this? Most annoying, since I set up this Mac to be a web server and now I can't access it.

Old 04-20-2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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You can dump all your iptables rules and allow everything through by running
iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT
iptables -F
from the command line as root. This will be reset when you reboot though. Hopefully someone can tell you which script to edit to change this for you permanently.

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