I carelessly killed the following process
root 470 1 0 Jun06 ? 00:00:13 /usr/bin/python /usr/sbin/firewalld --nofork
Is there any consequence from killing the process?
Are there any ways to restart it?
Firewalld is a dynamic firewall service. You can read more about it here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FirewallD
firewalld provides a dynamically managed firewall with support for network/firewall zones to define the trust level of network connections or interfaces. It has support for IPv4, IPv6 firewall settings and for ethernet bridges and has a separation of runtime and permanent configuration options. It also supports an interface for services or applications to add firewall rules directly.
Applications, daemons and the user can request to enable a firewall feature over D-BUS through this daemon, so in general you should be OK, but you'll eventually want to restart it.
To restart it you'll most likely do this command:
$ firewall-cmd --reload
firewalld is a firewall daemon that maintains your personal machine's firewall. The
--nofork flag means that the daemon does not fork a child process when it is started up. If you kill this process, you also kill your personal firewall, which may not have any effect if you never configured a firewall to begin with using
firewall-config. More information: