000037163 - Checking service status of iptables in RSA Authentication Manager 8.4 returns 'Active: active (exited)'.

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Article Number000037163
Applies ToRSA Product Set:  SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition:  8.4
IssueIn RSA Authentication Manager 8.3 and prior you can check the status of iptables by running the command service iptables status.  The output is as follows:

rsaadmin@am82r1:~> sudo su -
rsaadmin's password: <enter operating system password>
am82r1:/ # service iptables status
Checking iptables status                                             running
am82r1:/ #


In Authentication Manager version 8.4, running the same command provides the following output:

rsaadmin@am84p:~> sudo su -
rsaadmin's password: <enter operating system password>
am84p:~ # service iptables status
● iptables.service - LSB: iptables
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/iptables; bad; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (exited) since Sat 2019-02-02 13:19:58 UTC; 3 days ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
    Tasks: 0 (limit: 16384)

Feb 02 13:19:21 am84p systemd[1]: Starting LSB: iptables...
Feb 02 13:19:21 am84p iptables[1192]: Starting iptables ..done
Feb 02 13:19:21 am84p systemd[1]: Started LSB: iptables.
am84p:~ #
NotesBeginning with RSA Authentication Manager 8.4 SUSE Linux 12 is the underlying operating system as opposed to SUSE Linux 11 that was used with Authentication Manager 8.3 and prior.

Due to these operating system updates, SUSE Linux exhibits the updated status shown above.  This change in status does not have any impact on RSA Authentication Manager configuration and functionality.

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