How To Start and Enable Firewalld on Fedora 23

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.

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  • 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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