How To Start and Enable Firewalld on Fedora 23

Posted on by dpepper
Category: Tutorials | Tags: Fedora 23, Firewall
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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because Fedora 23 has reached its end-of-life support.

As a matter of following security best practices, you should protect your server with a firewall. Fedora 23 and CentOS 7 come with firewalld, an alternative to iptables.

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for enabling and starting firewalld on Fedora 23. The instructions are the same for CentOS 7.
  • We’ll be logging in as root on a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 23 server.

Enable Firewalld

To enable firewalld and have it start at boot, run the following command:

systemctl enable firewalld

Start Firewalld

To start firewalld, run the following command:

systemctl start firewalld

Check the Status of Firewalld

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

systemctl status firewalld

To stop and disable firewalld, visit How to Stop and Disable Firewalld on Fedora 23

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