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If you are having issues connecting to your CentOS machine and think that the firewall could be causing the issue then here is how to disable it.

# service iptables save
# service iptables stop
# chkconfig iptables off

When you've finished your testing you can re-enable the firewall with the following.

# service iptables start
# chkconfig iptables on

This helped me a lot when trying to determine whether my machine or router was blocking connection to a certain port.

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