System-config-firewall permission denied

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System-config-firewall permission denied

Postby Sapiro » 2012/02/13 01:00:29


I am new to Linux.,I just installed Centos 6.2 64 bit on a dell xps 420. I picked virtual server and a couple of desktop packages during the installation and everything seems to work fine, however when I login as root to ssh and try to execute the /etc/sysconfig/system-config-firewall I get permission denied. Also if I try to access through the gui (under system, then administration) there is simply no firewall option there. Is there a package I forgot to install? What am I doing wrong?

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System-config-firewall permission denied

Postby TrevorH » 2012/02/13 01:13:56

The file you are trying to execute is just where it keeps the configuration related to the firewall, it isn't designed to be executed. You need to run system-config-firewall-tui (text mode) or system-config-firewall (GUI) and install those packages if they're not found.