How to Install system-config-firewall-tui on Linux CentOS 6.2 Server

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In this post, i will guide you on how to install system-config-firewall-tui on linux CentOS 6.2 server. This steps may working on other version such as CentOS 5.1, CentOS 5.2, CentOS 5.3, CentOS 5.4, CentOS 5.5, CentOS 5.6, CentOS 5.7, CentOS 6.0 and CentOS 6.1. system-config-firewall is a graphical user interface for setting basic firewall rules. For those who are not familiar in command line iptables, system-config-firewall-tui is the solution for them. Follow this steps to install and use system-config-firewall-tui on linux CentOS 6.2 server.

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1. Perform yum install using the following command :

yum install system-config-firewall-tui -y
[root@centos62 ~]# yum install system-config-firewall-tui -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
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 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
CentOS6.2-Repository                                                         | 4.0 kB     00:00 ...
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package system-config-firewall-tui.noarch 0:1.2.27-5.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                          Arch         Version             Repository                  Size
 system-config-firewall-tui       noarch       1.2.27-5.el6        CentOS6.2-Repository        37 k

Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 37 k
Installed size: 59 k
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : system-config-firewall-tui-1.2.27-5.el6.noarch                                   1/1

  system-config-firewall-tui.noarch 0:1.2.27-5.el6


2. To start configure your iptables using “system-config-firewall-tui”, run the following command :

[root@centos62 ~]# system-config-firewall-tui

3. After any changes, please restart your iptables using this command :

[root@centos62 ~]# service iptables restart


[root@centos62 ~]# /etc/init.d/iptables restart

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