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service iptables stop

What exactly does this command do, and why do my Linux machines work better after this command has been performed

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This is how to stop the Firewall in Linux

A Linux firewall is software based firewall that provides protection between your server (workstation) and damaging content on the Internet or network. It will try to guard your computer against both malicious users and software such as viruses/worms.

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Greensburo,

Aside from stopping iptables (firewall), you may need to shut it off from chkconfig from starting on reboot.

To list iptables status from chkconfig:
chkconfig --list|grep iptables

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To shut off iptables
chkconfig iptables off

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The PC's don't work better after turning off the firewall, they just run less secure.
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