Re: Opening port on machine

On Fri, 15 Sep 2006 02:21:06 -0700 cris.pini wrote:


I'm using Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 3) and
have used the system-config-securitylevel utility to open port 5505 on
the firewall. The iptables config now looks like this:

# Firewall configuration written by system-config-securitylevel
# Manual customization of this file is not recommended.
:RH-Firewall-1-INPUT - [0:0]
-A INPUT -j RH-Firewall-1-INPUT
-A FORWARD -j RH-Firewall-1-INPUT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -i eth0 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type any -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p 50 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p 51 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp --dport 5353 -d -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 631 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 5505
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

Standard RHEL4 iptables setup with your port 5505/tcp add.

I restarted iptables successfully and would now expect to be able to
telnet to that port on the machine locally as I'm expecting the port to
have been opened and ready listening, however, I get connection

service iptables status

gives you a list of all active iptables rules.

# telnet localhost 5505
telnet: connect to address Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

Can anyone help please as this seems to be a trivial problem that
should be easy to sort out but I've been racking my brains for a while
trying to get this to work.

Many thx.

There must be service listening on port 5505 to be successful with such a
simple "telnet test".

lsof -i :5505


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