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Reactivate iptables after installation?

Discussion in 'Security' started by DonPanini, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. DonPanini

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    Hello!

    The Installation Guide says to deactivate the firewall before installation of cpanel, however it doesn't specify if the firewall should or shouldn't be reactivated afterwards - or if cpanel takes care of this by itself.

    I assume it would be best to just deactivate it during the update/installation process - but I'm really not sure.

    Any thoughts? :)
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    You can start "iptables" again after the installation completes, however ideally you should use a firewall management utility such as CSF if you prefer to use a firewall and are not experienced with using custom iptables firewall rules.

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks, i will look into that :)
     
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