How to Start and Enable Firewalld on Fedora 21

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It is highly recommended that you have a firewall protecting your server.

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for enabling and starting firewalld on Fedora 21.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 21 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

Enable Firewalld

To enable firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl enable firewalld

Start Firewalld

To start firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl start firewalld

Check the Status of Firewalld

To check the status of firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl status firewalld

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