How To Stop and Disable Firewalld on Fedora 23

For security best practices, do not disable firewalld without enabling another firewall solution. Disabling firewalld without enabling an alternative will leave every port on your server open and completely unprotected.

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

Your server never should be without the protection of a firewall. However, there are a few cases where disabling a firewall can be helpful, such as quickly troubleshooting a connection issue or prior to the installation of a different firewall. If you must temporarily stop and disable firewalld, then follow the instructions below.

Disable Firewalld

To disable firewalld and prevent it from starting at boot, run the following command:

systemctl disable firewalld

Stop Firewalld

To temporarily stop firewalld, run the following command:

systemctl stop firewalld

Check the Status of Firewalld

To check the status of firewalld, run the following command

systemctl status firewalld

To start and enable firewalld, visit How to Start and Enable Firewalld on Fedora 23.

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