I am disabling iptables on Oracle Linux 6 with these commands.
setenforce 0 service iptables stop service ip6tables stop chkconfig—level 123456 iptables off chkconfig—level 123456 ip6tables off
Even after doing this on reload when i do the
service iptables status
i see iptables as enabled and it loads up all the information from the file
but the strange thing is then if i use the command chkconfig i see the status as off for all run levels still the above command has enabled iptables.
chkconfig --list iptables iptables 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
Let me know if you would have answer to any of these questions
Would it be ok to delete the iptables.save file completely. How should i disable iptables service across reboots. Is the network Manager causing iptables service to be started ? inspite of chkconfig saying its off still some service seems to be enabling it.