Disable a Firewall In Red Hat Enterprise Linux

by on January 6, 2008 · 2 comments· LAST UPDATED October 25, 2008

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Q. How do I disable a firewall in RedHat Enterprise Linux / RHEL?

A. A Linux firewall is an integrated collection of security measures designed to prevent unauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system. Red hat Linux kernel has firewall called iptables. It can be disabled by typing following command (login as root user):
# service iptables stop
To turn it on type the following command:
# service iptables start
To disable firewall permanently, enter:
# chkconfig iptables off
# service iptables stop

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1 Kigwaman January 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

Thanks for this stuff.

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2 ravi June 1, 2012 at 8:32 am

Hi
iptables stop command :- chkconfig iptables off

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