How to stop/start and disable/enable Firewall on Redhat 7 Linux system -

The firewall on Redhat 7 Linux system is enabled by default. Normally there should not be a need to disable firewall but it may be quite handy for testing purposes etc.
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When I disabled the firewall, do I still need to do the remove commands? On RHEL7, after issuing the disable command it gave up 2 more lines saying it removed symlinks to those targets:

Removed symlink /etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.fedoraproject.FirewallD1.service.
Removed symlink /etc/systemd/system/

So I’m thinking I don’t need to actually remove those .service files as they are effectively cut off from being accessed by the usual daemons :wink:


TheWindowsArchitect -> bill

Bill i think you are right… I am not a Linux Guru by any means but i noticed that the disable service command above seems to do the same thing as Uninstalling the Microsoft service in windows…