Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449938
Firewall not disabled in system-config-firewall
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:30:18 EDT
Description of problem: The DISABLE button in the firewall GUI doesn't disable
the firewall. I was able to disable the the firewall by disabling iptable with
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: The GUI claims that the firewall is disabled but it's not.
I came across this problem last night and can confirm it, though there is no
real output given and not much other information to contribute.
seems to be fixed after the last update.
This problem is also observed by me.
Can you please let me know what is the exact fix for this, we need to know this for proper functioning of our product to be supported on fedora linux.
I also see that firewall-behavior is many times unexpected. Even if you allow some of the specific ports as exceptions, it sometimes works and sometimes fails. The exact ratio of fail-success is not predictable.
If any patch/rpm is available to fix this problem, please let let me know.
I found a similar circumstance but it was self-induced. A manual edit of /etc/sysconfig/system-config-firewall to make it "--disabled" didn't change anything because /etc/sysconfig/iptables file still existed with rules that blocked my service.
Running system-config-firewall, ensuring the "Enabled" box is NOT checked, and clicking "Ok" so that it runs it's stuff and removes the /etc/sysconfig/iptables file worked for me.
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