Bug 78840 - Cannot change security level after installation
Summary: Cannot change security level after installation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76500
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-securitylevel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-01 22:14 UTC by 76740-717
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-03 01:09:16 UTC

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Description 76740-717 2002-12-01 22:14:53 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (Win98; U)

Description of problem:
After setting the security level to HIGH during installation, I wanted to change to another level (MEDIUM or No firewall), Iogged in as root and used 
Gnome menu's System settings->Security Level option. At the Security Level Configuration window, I selected Medium. When I restarted the 
configuration again, the initial security level of High was not changed. I have also tried to use the Customize option from the Configuration window, 
and the settings were not changed. It seems that security level cannot be changed after installation. 
Your help on how to change security level would be appreciated.

I want to change the security level to diagnose a problem that I am experiencing with access to network resources. 
I am unable to print to a printer attached to another Linux system, with RH8.0. I can successfully ping the two computers, from each other's 
terminals using their IP addresses, but I cannot do so using their respective hostnames.

Regarding the printing problem, I recieve an error "cannot open connection to <hostname_with_attached_printer> -bad or missing hostname" 
when I issue the command "lpr -V -P <Network_printer> <file_to_print>" from the other computer in the network. This computer, a labtop, has an 
LPD printer installed to use share the printer that is locally installed on the other computer, a desktop.

I am able to share internet connection from both computers though, so I know that the router is working fine. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Gnome's Menu
2.System settings->Security Settings
3.Change from default (initial setting) High to Medium

Actual Results:  No change from initial security level setting

Expected Results:  Medium level

Additional info:

No error message

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2002-12-02 08:49:48 UTC
assigning to correct component

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2002-12-02 08:50:14 UTC
assigning to correct owner

Comment 3 76740-717 2002-12-03 01:09:04 UTC
I have resolved the problem with access to network resources by adding IP
addresses/hostnames to /etc/hosts file.

Still not able to change security level

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2002-12-10 16:05:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76500 ***

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