[CentOS] firewalld management on a headless server

Fri Mar 31 08:56:40 UTC 2017
James Hogarth <james.hogarth at gmail.com>

On 30 March 2017 at 19:47, Mark Milhollan <mlm at pixelgate.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Mar 2017, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>On 03/29/2017 07:38 AM, Leon Fauster wrote:
>>>We have good results with http://www.shorewall.net/ an iptables
>>>Despite its not a GUI, the streamlined configuration helps to be effective.
> >From what I can determine, it is still iptables.  Not firewalld.
> That's what Leon said, shorewall is an iptables abstraction, and
> iptables is a command that manipulates netfilter.
> FirewallD is similar in that it abstracts and simplifies using netfilter
> without using the iptables command.  Which has a GUI that can be used
> remotely but it is not web based as requested.  Fedora's CoPilot
> probably has a module for it, but I don't know that it can be used with
> a CentOS based server.  Webmin likely has a module for it by now.

Minor correction here ... firewalld is an iptables abstraction like
shorewall and it doesn't link into netfilter directly.

You can see that here: