Canara Bank in Bangalore is implementing RHEL over 1000 servers and 10,000 desktops, as part of its total branch computerization project. Canara is one of India’s large majority government-owned banks, The Indian government has taken good decision in favor of open-source :)
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A firewall is designed to help protect your computer from attack by malicious users or by malicious software (viruses that use unsolicited incoming network traffic to attack).
Also before you disable your firewall, you must disconnect your computer from all networks, including the Internet to avoid damage :D
You would like to Halt linux firewall or stop linux firewall (i.e. flush iptables rules). First login as root user.
Option A – If you are redhat Linux user type command:
If you are using Red Hat (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora Core Linux, use the following command:
service iptables stop
Option B – If you are Debian Linux user type following commands one by one
iptables -t nat -F
iptables -t nat -X
iptables -t mangle -F
iptables -t mangle -X
iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT
iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT
iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT