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How to Stop and Disable Firewalld on CentOS 7

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Firewalld is a complete firewall solution that has been made available by default on all CentOS 7 servers, including both Liquid Web Core/Self Managed dedicated servers as well as Liquid Web Self Managed VPS servers. Occasionally, perhaps for testing, disabling or stopping firewalld may be necessary. Follow the instructions below or, watch the newest video on how to disable and stop firewalld.

Note:
It is highly recommended that you have another firewall protecting your network or server before, or immediately after, disabling firewalld.
How to Stop and Disable Firewalld on CentOS 7

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for stopping and disabling firewalld CentOS 7.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7 server, and I'll be logged in as root.

Disable Firewalld

To disable firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl disable firewalld

Stop Firewalld

To stop firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl stop firewalld

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Check the Status of Firewalld

And finally, to check the status of firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl status firewalld

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As a previous contributor, JMays shares his insight with our Knowledge Base center. In our Knowledge Base, you'll be able to find how-to articles on Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora and much more!

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