How to open a port in Mint 19

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robt
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How to open a port in Mint 19

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Forgive me if I did not post this in the correct place. I am new to Linux. I have installed Mint 19 Cinnamon on my computer. I am trying to run run Think or Swim software by TDAmeritrade and I was told I need to open Port 7009. Please tell me how to do this. Thanks.

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Re: How to open a port in Mint 19

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man iptables

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iptables --help
Loads of iptables tuts on youtube.

gm10
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Re: How to open a port in Mint 19

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^ that's harsh. That reminds me of the "why people go back to Windows" thread. :P

Just go to Firewall Configuration from the menu, check that your firewall is even running ("Status: "). It isn't enabled by default. If it's enabled, then click on rules, click the + at the bottom left to create a new one, then click on Simple and the rest should be self-explanatory.

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Re: How to open a port in Mint 19

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gm10 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:42 am
^ that's harsh. That reminds me of the "why people go back to Windows" thread. :P
Hey.. if you're gonna do it, do it properly :lol:

Yeah ok, fair point.. I forget about GUI options :wink:

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Re: How to open a port in Mint 19

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Thanks gm10 for your specific answer and help to my question. That was what I was looking for. Before posting I did a google search and a search here, but could not find an answer. I thought I would post here on the Linux Mint forums as my problem was specific to it.

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