Should I disable Linux iptables permanently?

Mujkanovic

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For the first time when i installed my hosting control panel on my new server, iptables might stop some ports from working. I stopped iptables and i could access my hosting control panel. I am wondering I should disable Linux iptables permanently or not? Please share your advice.
 

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Never disable Iptables permanently , instead configure them according to your needs in order to make sure that your server is secured.
 

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well disabling Iptables means opening up your for hackers , so do not disable it. Just configure the Iptables according to your needs , that is making sure that the required ports are open so that things on the server are accessible.
 
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Iptables is for security purpose which stops or block unwanted connection from port or direct so then to stop iptables service permanently its like giving invitation to hackers and make compromise with your server security. if you installed any new service or control panel then you can open its port in iptables after that you can easily access that panel or use that service with security.
 

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Good morning,

It is a really bad idea to disable IPTables, unless you have any alternative firewall. Configure your IPTables firewall correctly and your control panel will work fine, even if IPTables is running.

I recommend you to start playing with IPTables on a sandbox environment (ex: a lowend VPS) to learn how it works and how you should configure it to allow legitimate traffic.
 
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