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Trying to run esxcfg-firewall via puTTY.

Trying to run esxcfg-firewall via puTTY.

Trying to run esxcfg-firewall via puTTY.

Hi, this question is really just asking for an explanation as i've searched via google and still don't understand....

Have been trying to run the command 'esxcfg-firewall -q'.
I puTTy'd into my ESX server as a user, did the 'su' command to change to root, tried to run 'esxcfg-firewall -q' - COMMAND NOT FOUND. Next i cd'd into the correct directory - /user/sbin and tried again but got the same result.
After searching the net for a while i have solved it by puTTy'ing in as a user and then doing 'su -'. And now everything works. If 'su -' just sets the path as well as elevating to the root account then why doesn't 'su' also work when you are in the correct directory?

RE: Trying to run esxcfg-firewall via puTTY.

su - sets all the profile options not just the search path, could be that something else is required as well as the path.


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