How to Stop and Disable Firewalld on CentOS 7

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Firewalld is a complete firewall solution that has been made available by default on all CentOS 7 servers, including Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7, and Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7. On occasion, perhaps for testing, disabling or stopping firewalld may be necessary. Follow the instructions below or, watch the newest video on how to disable and stop firewalld.

Note:
It is highly recommended that you have another firewall protecting your network or server before, or immediately after, disabling firewalld.

Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for stopping and disabling firewalld CentOS 7.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

Disable Firewalld

To disable firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl disable firewalld

Stop Firewalld

To stop firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl stop firewalld

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Check the Status of Firewalld

And finally, to check the status of firewalld, run the following command as root:

systemctl status firewalld

 

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