[Yum] yum and firewall

David Timms dtimms at bigpond.net.au
Tue Apr 25 13:50:26 UTC 2006

dave wrote:
> hi all
> just a quick question, i'm having an issue with yum, and my firewall setup
> i'm using fedora core 4, and the standard yum that is installed (2.4.1)
> when i have my firewall on, yum can't access the repositories
> but it works when i turn my firewall off
How do you turn the FW on / off ?

> my iptables looks like
> can anyone tell me what the problem is?
I find it easier to read:
# service iptables status
Would you post that instead ?

Anyway, yum will use ftp and http urls (and possibly on non-standard 
ports - whatever is in the mirrorlist). Make sure you can access at 
least some of them from your web-browser...


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