[CentOS] CentOS automatically blocks port 80 out-of-the-box

Brian Mathis brian.mathis at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 00:14:26 UTC 2009


CentOS does not open ports like that when you install a package,
that's something you have to do yourself.

I recently heard a podcast (http://twit.tv/floss62) talking about eBox
which sounded like a management platform that does something like what
you are looking for.



On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 7:02 PM, David M Lemcoe Jr. <forum at lemcoe.com> wrote:
> Let me clarify. When I install the web server packages on a Cent install.
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> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 6:57 PM, David M Lemcoe Jr. <forum at lemcoe.com> wrote:
>> Maybe I just haven't installed enough distros, but the times I've installed CentOS, I've had to remember that by default, iptables is blocking inbound port 80 requests. This leads me to believe that I have a non-OS firewall error because I can ping but not http request.
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>> Is there a particular reason for this? Or is it a fail on my end?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> David
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> Not every server is a web server.
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