Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 805298
Newly installed F16 - cannot configure Firewall - permission problems
Last modified: 2013-02-13 18:58:06 EST
Description of problem:
I went to Applications->Other->Firewall to open up the network access to this particular system (usb printer is connected - need to print from another system..)
It gave me an error:
and two choices - redo, and quit.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Newly installed F16 system from scratch, all updates done as of this date.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install new F16 system - not update, but install.
2. Click on Applications->Other->Firewall
3. Try to change configuration
Error as previously noted
I should be able to change my firewall settings.
Reassigning to the proper component: system-config-firewall.
Please verify if this is a SELinux problem by setting SELinux in permissive mode with "setenforce 0".
I have the same problem with a fresh install of Fedora 17. I need to to be root to make system-config-firewall work.
I have completely disabled SELinux.
I now am running Fedora 17 and the Firewall Configuration seems to work fine.
The authentication required is my own password (I have administrative privileges).
I am running with SELinux enabled and enforcing and targeted.
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