What is YaST (Yet another Setup Tool)?
YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) is a configuration tool for SUSE Linux that provides a central location for configuring various system settings, including the firewall. The YaST firewall module is a graphical user interface that allows you to manage and configure the firewall in SUSE Linux. It provides an easy-to-use interface for defining firewall rules, setting up a secure firewall, and managing the firewall service.
With the YaST firewall module, you can configure the firewall to only allow specific types of network traffic to pass through, block incoming traffic, or allow all traffic. You can also configure the firewall to log events and create custom firewall rules. Additionally, you can use the YaST firewall module to quickly and easily change the firewall configuration without having to manually edit firewall configuration files.
In summary, the YaST firewall module is a convenient and user-friendly tool for managing the firewall in SUSE Linux, making it easy to configure the firewall to meet your specific needs and requirements.
How to Disable Firewall Suse Linux
Here’s how you can disable the firewall in SUSE Linux using YaST:
- Open the YaST control center by clicking on the YaST icon in the SUSE Linux menu.
- Click on “Security and Users.”
- Click on “Firewall.”
- Select “Expert Mode.”
- Select “Firewall Configuration.”
- Change the firewall status to “Off.”
- Click “Finish” to apply the changes.
- Restart the firewall by running the following command in a terminal:
sudo rcSuSEfirewall2 restart
After restarting the firewall, it should be disabled, and all incoming and outgoing network connections will be allowed.
Note that disabling the firewall is not recommended for security reasons, and you should only do so if you have a good reason for doing so and are confident that your system is protected in other ways. If you need to disable the firewall temporarily, it’s better to configure the firewall rules instead of disabling the firewall completely.