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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Remote firewalld administration? Reply with quote

Is it possible to remotely administer firewalld, preferably from the GUI on a system running X/KDE/Gnome? I want to use it on our servers but am not sure if it is as easy to administer. Our servers are shell only.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

X11 is network transparent, so yes, you can do this with an X forwarding. Whether it works well will depend on whether firewalld assumes that roundtrips are cheap.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Great_Sephiroth,

It will be OK until you firewall yourself out :)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest, learn the CLI. When GUI breaks your system knowing CLI can be a life saver.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
The_Great_Sephiroth,

It will be OK until you firewall yourself out :)

Been there, done that. As long as it isn't a production system I am good, even if I then have to drive to the remote location and logon locally. Thank God I never did that on a live system yet! And I did that using the command-line. I forgot to add a rule for "CONNECTED,ESTABLISHED". Big mistake...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that I've used it, but Webmin has a module for firewalld:

http://www.webmin.com/standard.html

http://download.webmin.com/download/modules/firewalld.wbm.gz
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried webmin some time ago and did not like it. I love the GUI for managing firewalld on my laptop. I was hoping to be able to simply point it at firewalld on a remote system and do the configuration that way. I know plain iptables on the command-line or through scripting, but firewalld is entirely different and puts out complex iptables rules, which is why I want to stick with the GUI for firewalld, at least for now.
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