To reload firewalld I could use:

  • firewall-cmd --reload or
  • firewall-cmd --complete-reload

How do those differ from:

  • systemctl reload firewalld and
  • systemctl restart firewalld

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Short answer is that technically they do the same.

It depends on how long the Init.d system will stay on a specific distribution, as I remember systemd will be the "successor" of it.

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