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Learning RHEL Networking by Andrew Mallett

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Chapter 11. Network Security with firewalld

The default user interface for netfilter, the kernel-based firewall, on RHEL7 is firewalld. Administrators now have a choice to use firewalld or iptables to manage firewalls. Underlying either process, we can still implement the kernel-based netfilter firewall. The frontend command to this new interface is firewall-cmd. The main benefit this offers is the ability to refresh the netfilter setting when the firewall is running. This is not possible with the iptables interface; additionally, we are able to use zone management. This enables us to have different firewall configurations, which depends on the network we are connected to.

In this chapter, we will be cover the following topics:

  • The firewall status ...

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