Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37831
Services such as ftp and telnet are not enabled even when you tell it to allow them through the firewall
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:52 EDT
This is a minor, but annoying defect on the RH7.1 GA release. During
reached the questions about firewall setup and told it to allow access to
services telnet and ftp. When I booted up after the install, I couldn't
them. I looked at the config files under /etc/xinit.d and the config files
a comment that said they were enabled by default, but they were actually
disabled. Workaround is to 'chkconfig telnet on' to turn telnet on, etc.
know that the firewall/ipchains setup is independant of xinitd, but
stand to reason that if you want to allow access to those ports, then you
the service started? Even still, the default behaviour is not consistant
the comments in the config files.
What security level did you pick?
Choices were High, Medium, and No Firewall. The default was Medium and that's
what I picked.
Yes, you are right. The config file comments need to be changed. The default
behavior is supposed to be off.
Trond, can you fix the config files? This is not an anaconda problem.
This is the way the service config files are supposed to be by default.
If you want to change them on the basis of firewall configuration, do it in
anaconda - the default is not changing.
The firewall screen is intended to configure the firewall, not the services
which are running on the system.
The ntsysv command can be used to enable and disable services once the system is