How to Disable the Firewall on Fedora Linux

A firewall is important for protecting and managing the incoming and outgoing network traffic. While it is not good to disable a firewall, there may be specific scenarios where you need to do so temporarily to troubleshoot or test the system. Turning off the firewall allows you to use any particular process without any blocks from the system.

However, if you are a beginner and you want to disable the firewall on your Fedora machine, we recommend you to read this guide. Here, we will explain the multiple ways to disable the firewall on Fedora Linux.

How to Disable the Firewall on Fedora Linux

In this section, we included a brief method to disable and then re-enable the firewall in your Fedora machine.

Check the Firewall Status

Before proceeding to disable the process, let’s check the current running status of the firewall:

sudo systemctl status firewalld

As the previous image shows, the firewall is currently active.

Stop the Firewall (Temporary)

To disable the firewall temporarily, execute the following given command:

sudo systemctl stop firewalld

Now, execute the following command again to check if you disabled the firewall:

sudo systemctl status firewalld

Disable the Firewall Permanently

If you want to prevent the firewall from starting automatically when your system boots, run the following command:

sudo systemctl disable firewalld

This command disables the auto-start but doesn’t stop the currently running firewall instance.

Re-Enable the Firewall

Remember, you must disable the firewall temporarily in particular circumstances only. Moreover, it’s essential to re-enable the firewall once you finished your tasks:

sudo systemctl enable firewalld

This re-enables and starts the firewall service because it’s highly recommended to always have a firewall on your system.

Finally, check the status of the firewalld service again to see if you enabled it correctly:

sudo systemctl status firewalld


Disabling your Fedora Linux firewall should only be done for specific troubleshooting or testing purposes as it exposes your system to security risks. This guide provides an in-depth method to disable the firewall on Fedora Linux. Firewalls are crucial for safeguarding your system, and maintaining their protection is vital. Use these instructions wisely and responsibly to ensure the security of your Fedora Linux system.

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Prateek Jangid

A passionate Linux user for personal and professional reasons, always exploring what is new in the world of Linux and sharing with my readers.