RHEL and CentOS 7 use firewall-cmd instead of iptables. You should use that kind of command:

# add ssh port as permanent opened port
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=22/tcp --permanent

Then, you can reload rules to be sure that everything is ok

firewall-cmd --reload

This is better than using iptable-save, espacially if you plan to use lxc or docker containers. Launching docker services will add some rules that iptable-save command will prompt. If you save the result, you will have a lot of rules that should NOT be saved. Because docker containers can change them ip addresses at next reboot.

Firewall-cmd with permanent option is better for that.

Check “man firewall-cmd” or check the official firewalld docs to see options. There are a lot of options to check zones, configuration, how it works… man page is really complete.

I strongly recommand to not use iptables-service since Centos 7

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