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-cmd or firewall-config. More information:


  • how to restart it? – misteryes Jun 17 '13 at 16:47
  • sudo service firewalld start if it is not already running and sudo service firewalld restart if it is. – jayhendren Jun 17 '13 at 17:07

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