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Old 10th January 2005, 12:24 AM
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Question need to disable firewall for program

hi all
i have installed fedora core 3 and i dont know how to disable my firewall
in the terminal its says command iptables not found
maybe its selinux
im trying to use azureus to download a linux update for my pc
its say that i cannot accept copnnections from 6881 ( default port )
and that i should try disabling my firewall
anyone know ?
thanks a bunch
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Old 10th January 2005, 12:34 AM
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If you have setup 'sudo',
$ sudo /sbin/chkconfig iptables off
$ sudo /sbin/service iptables stop

If you haven't setup 'sudo',
$ su -
(type your root password)
# chkconfig iptables off
# service iptables stop

UPDATE: if you prefer gui tool:
1) Go to Main > System Settings > Security Level
2) Type root password
3) Choose Security Level > 'Disable firewall'

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Old 10th January 2005, 03:37 PM
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thank you very much
i cant try that now but i will try once i get home
by the way what is sudo ?
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Old 10th January 2005, 05:10 PM
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sudo is a program which allows you to run a command as another user (usually as root).
It's a way to give regular users access to root programs without givingthem free reign of the system.
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