CentOS 7 - How to open ports in firewalld? | MyThinkPond

centos_logoPrior to CentOS 7, “iptables” and “shorewall” were the two options avaiable. Since CentOS-7, the default firewall tool is “firewalld”.

Here is a short-guide on how to open two ports in the firewalld application:

firewall-cmd --get-active-zones
# Lets open Jetty Web Server port
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8080/tcp --permanent
# Lets open some other port 4242 for TCP
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=4242/tcp --permanent
# Commit changes
firewall-cmd --reload
firewall-cmd --list-all


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About Venkatt Guhesan
Enterprise Software Architect currently working at DataDirect Networks developing a highly scalable monitoring solution called DDN Insight. My passions include all things Open Source including Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Gentoo, Open Stack, Docker & Ubuntu), embedded ARM processors and microcontrollers (Arduino, UDOO, Cubieboard, BeagleBoard, OnionIO, TI's Zigbee). Coming from an Electrical and Computer Engineering background, working in developing and designing enterprise - distributed, highly scalable software requires a unique set of software skills with a good understanding of the hardware. This makes his work challenging and interesting. In his free time, he spends his time with his family and two children. He also enjoys researching on topics including - world ancient history and yoga. Visit the 'About' section for more details.
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