Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106340
Selecting "no firewall" in install is ignored, very restrictive firewall installed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
Description of problem:
Selecting "no firewall" during the normal graphical install is ignored. I
selected "no firewall" and the firewall was installed with no open ports. I was
so surprised, I re-installed from scratch just to be sure I did not make a
mistake the first time around. I was very careful the second time, ensured I
selected no, got the nag message and clicked on "proceed".
I checked /root/anaconda-ks.cfg and it showed "firewall --enable". I guess my
selection in the GUI was ignored.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure. ISOs just downloaded the other day, I believe it is fedora 0.9.4,
test 2, build name is "Severn"
100% on 2 tries.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Severn
2. Select Server install (not sure if that is required to reproduce)
3. Select "no firewall" and click on proceed after the nag screen.
After rebooting twice (to be sure) I could not connect to the box from a RH9 box
on the same network for both ssh and httpd (yes, I started httpd). I COULD
connect from the same box ("ssh localhost" and "lynx http://localhost"). Did a
"service iptables stop" and could now connect ssh and to the web server from
I also did a "chkconfig iptables off" and rebooted. I could connect no problem
No firewall installed, should have been able to connect ssh and http without
Yes, I know, I should always install the firewall ;)
Created attachment 94942 [details]
This is the anaconda-ks.cfg file auto-created by the install.
I forgot to note. Though the situation is different, this bug is likely closely
related to 105998. In that bug the ports are ignored, in my case the overall
on/off is ignored. In both cases the end result is a simple "firewall
--enabled" in anaconda-ks.cfg where entered configuration was ignored.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 105048 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.