Getting security settings to save

Getting security settings to save

Post by A Waterfal » Thu, 13 May 2004 07:47:54

I am trying to configure my redhat fedora rc1 to allow incoming ftp

It's running headlesss, so I have to use line commands.

I am using the setup utility, but no matter how many times I configure
it ( running as superuser ) when I go back to look at the changes (
using setup ) they return to their former values.

What do I have to manually edit to allow incoming ftp via the firewall
-- or how can I disable the firewall ?

Getting security settings to save

Post by Tim » Thu, 13 May 2004 10:14:36

On Tue, 11 May 2004 22:47:54 GMT,
A Waterfall That Barks < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > posted:

I haven't done that on Fedora, but the Red Hat Linux tool firewall/security
utility always started from afresh when you ran it, it never loaded in the
old configuration for you to modify. It's confusing and not very helpful.

I ended up making a script of iptable commands to set my firewall options.
That gives me something with a permenent entry for my rules, and easily
modifiable (as well as I can add comments). I just run my script each time
I make a change to it. It applies the changes, and it saves the results
into the location that iptables looks for its configuration each time the
computer boots up (i.e. I don't have to run my script each boot time, only
when I make changes to it).

Disabling a firewall isn't a brilliant idea in this day and age. Generally
it's port 20 and 21 used for FTP serving.

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