Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76500
Can not chance security level with redhat-config-securitylevel
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Hat -> System Settings -> Security Level
And in the nice little GUI tool I select:
Security level: No firewall
Then I press OK and Yes. Fine! Now it should be gone.
But it is still running on security level High.
I try writing (as root):
Same thing happens. This little utility tool simply doesn't work. I can not make
any changes to the security level.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run redhat-config-securitylevel. Change security level. Press OK and YES.
2.Run redhat-config-securitylevel again. All the changes you did before are gone.
3.Cry in dispair
Actual Results: Nothing. My httpd server still does not accept any incomming
HTTP. All incomming HTTP is blocked by the firewall and I can not change the
Expected Results: I expected the firewall to let incomming HTTP traffic go
through after I had changed the security level settings to allow this.
redhat-config-securitylevel is simply a frontend to lokkit. Unfortunately,
lokkit does not currently have a way of remembering the security level settings
that it has written out in the past. In other words, it can write out an
/etc/sysconfig/iptables file, but it does not read it in. This has been filed
as a request for enhancement for gnome-lokkit at:
As for being unable to turn off the firewall, I have not seen this behavior
before. All redhat-config-securitylevel should be doing is calling 'lokkit
1) Run '/sbin/service iptables status' and attach the output to this bug report.
2) Run redhat-config-securitylevel and set the firewall setting to "No
firewall" and click ok.
3) Run /sbin/service iptables status' again and attach the output.
*** Bug 77611 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 78840 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have added some code to redhat-config-securitylevel that will allow it to
remember the settings that it last wrote out. This problem should be fixed now.
redhat-config-securitylevel-1.1.0-1 should appear in Rawhide in the next day or so.
*** Bug 79581 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 80798 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 78923 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 86370 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 86289 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 87611 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***