OT: building a new MS machine and stuck at the firewall

Billy A. Pumphrey bpumphrey at WoodMacLaw.com
Mon Feb 27 21:03:12 GMT 2006

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> Joshua Hirsh wrote:
> >> Any simple command ex: service firewall stop chkconfig firewall or
> >> something to turn it off?
> >>
> >
> >
> > Hi Billy,
> >
> >  You have a few options:
> >
> >  1) type 'setup' as root and disable the firewall from there
> >  2) type 'service iptables stop', and 'chkconfig iptables off' (this
> disabled the firewall startup script)
> >  3) for a temporary removal until next reboot, type 'iptables -F'
> flushes out the iptables rules)
> >
> Once you've got iptables in, how do you configure it?
> Presumably there are some reasonable firewall configuration tools
> included with RHEL/CentOS?
> I've always just done it the hard way, any time I've needed it (which
> rarely, we have FW-1 connected to an active IDS), but there must be an
> easy way.
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Thank you everyone for your answer.  I will keep chugging along and see
how good I can do following the WIKI and so forth.  This is only the
third time that I have rebuilt my MailScanner machine and worked with
Linux so it is not an easy chore for me.  Rest assured I will probably
be stuck again somewhere else in the next few days or so.  I will need
some help on tranfereing my mysql table rows and stuff.

The good news is I was able to upgrade from my dual 600mhz to a dual
2.8ghz 2gb ram.  That will make my web reports and so forth faster.

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