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Disabling SuSEfirewall2 daemon for reboot

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)


The user wants to manually stop the firewall daemon (SuSEfirewall2) and have it stay down after a reboot.


Use the following commands to stop the firewall daemon and have it stay down after a reboot:
rcSuSEfirewall2 stop
chkconfig SuSEfirewall2_init off
chkconfig SuSEfirewall2_setup off

Additional Information

Note that running without a firewall is a security risk and is not recommended.

Use the following steps to start the firewall daemon and so it will restart automatically after reboot:
rcSuSEfirewall2 start
chkconfig SuSEfirewall2_init on
chkconfig SuSEfirewall2_setup on


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  • Document ID:7016661
  • Creation Date: 08-Jul-2015
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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