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How/Should I migrate to firewalld?

asked 2013-01-19 09:04:00 -0500

Peter Scott gravatar image

updated 2013-01-21 11:11:37 -0500

I used fedup to move my laptop to F18. I had read about firewalld and noticed it wasn't installed so I installed it along with its GUI. I then asked yum to erase iptables; it said it would delete 86 other packages so I chickened out.

Does anyone know what the migration method is before I risk moving my desktop box to F18?

Thanks, Peter

Postscript: firewalld appears to be compatible with iptables. I still don't understand it.

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answered 2013-02-22 08:43:57 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Since Fedora 18 is the transition, you can choose to use either iptables or firewalld. I think firewalld was pulled from the default after beta freeze (I could be wrong). I haven't had much trouble with firewalld personally, but I don't really customize my firewall as much as a sysadmin would.

As the wiki page states, they planned a soft migration. Any specific issues with firewalld that you'd like help with? (firewall-config is the GUI that appears to be pretty useful)

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