Iptables centos 7

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How To Install Ipdatbles In Centos 7

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Starting with RHEL 7 / CentOS 7, firewalld was introduced to manage Iptables. As such, you will either need to use firewall-cmd commands or disable firewalld and enable iptables. If you prefer to use the classic iptables setup, then this article will show you how to do just that.

Prerequisites

Before starting with the tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges.

Disable Firewal Id

  1. The first step is to stop and mask the firewalld service (i.e., the service you do not want to use):
$ systemctl stop firewalld

2. Disable the FirewallD service to start automatically on system boot:

$ sudo systemctl disable firewalld
$ sudo systemctl start iptables6

3. Mask the FirewallD service to prevent it from being started by another services:

$ sudo systemctl mask --now firewalld
$ sudo systemctl enable iptables6

4. Check the iptables service status with:

$ sudo systemctl status iptables
$ sudo systemctl status iptables6

5. To can check the current iptables rules use the following commands:

$ sudo iptables -nvL
$ sudo iptables6 -nvL

You can now either add iptables rules from the CLI (e.g., `iptables -I INPUT ...`) or create/edit your /etc/sysconfig/iptables file to look something like the following (very basic with ports 22 and 80 open):

By default only the SSH port 22 is open. The output should look something like this:

Output
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
 pkts bytes target     prot opt in     out     source               destination         
 5400 6736K ACCEPT     all  --  *      *       0.0.0.0/0            0.0.0.0/0            state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
    0     0 ACCEPT     icmp --  *      *       0.0.0.0/0            0.0.0.0/0           
    2   148 ACCEPT     all  --  lo     *       0.0.0.0/0            0.0.0.0/0           
    3   180 ACCEPT     tcp  --  *      *       0.0.0.0/0            0.0.0.0/0            state NEW tcp dpt:22
    0     0 REJECT     all  --  *      *       0.0.0.0/0            0.0.0.0/0            reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
 pkts bytes target     prot opt in     out     source               destination         
    0     0 REJECT     all  --  *      *       0.0.0.0/0            0.0.0.0/0            reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT 4298 packets, 295K bytes)
 pkts bytes target     prot opt in     out     source               destination

If you reboot your server after the above, your iptables rules should be saved and automatically re-loaded again.

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