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Open or close server ports

Check firewall status

IMPORTANT: Take into account that the firewalld service is not installed in Bitnami OVAs by default.

To check if the firewall service (firewalld) is installed and enabled, execute the following command:

$ sudo systemctl status firewalld.service

If the firewall service is not enabled, follow the instructions below to enable it.

Enable the firewall

IMPORTANT: Take into account that the firewalld service is not installed in Bitnami OVAs by default.

If the firewall service is not enabled, enable the service by executing the following command:

$ sudo systemctl enable firewalld.service

Start the firewall as below:

$ sudo systemctl start firewalld.service

Open server ports for remote access

IMPORTANT: Take into account that the firewalld service is not installed in Bitnami OVAs by default.

NOTE: Make sure that the firewall is enabled and running. If it is not enabled, all ports are open by default.

If you need to access your server remotely using a specific port, you must first open the port. To do so, follow the instructions below:

  • Log in to the server console.
  • Execute the following command for each port that you wish to open. Remember to replace the PORT placeholder with the corresponding port number.

    $ sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=PORT/tcp
    
  • Reload the firewall to make the changes take effect:

    $ sudo firewall-cmd --reload
    

Close server ports and deny access

IMPORTANT: Take into account that the firewalld service is not installed in Bitnami OVAs by default.

NOTE: Make sure that the firewall is enabled and running. If it is not enabled, all ports are open by default.

To close ports for remote access, follow these steps:

  • Log in to the server console.
  • Execute the following command for each port that you wish to close. Remember to replace the PORT placeholder with the corresponding port number.

    $ sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --remove-port=PORT/tcp
    
  • Reload the firewall to make the changes take effect:

    $ sudo firewall-cmd --reload
    
Last modification September 11, 2018