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Old 02-15-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
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Disabling Firewall From Command Line


I installed Red Hat 9 in "server" mode and I enabled the firewall during install. Now, I can't access Apache remotely so I need to disable the firewall. Anyone know how to do this from the command line? Its a server install so I didn't install X. The system isn't powerful enough to handle X anyway. Thanks

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# service iptables stop
# chkconfig iptables off
Old 02-16-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong in what ashamril said but could try this as well:

option 1:

service iptables stop
service iptables save

option 2:


both these options are mneu driven and allows u stop and save the services.

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Thanks both of you! Now will this make it so the firewall never starts or do I need to run some other commands to make it not start everytime I boot the server. Not that I plan on rebooting that often, but still. Thanks
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Think carefully about your 1st option...

service iptables stop...clears the rules
service iptables save... will save the current active rules (now cleared=none) into /etc/sysconfig/iptables,
effectively wiping the old ruleset out...


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