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7574 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2009 7:48 PM by NewYorkYogi
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 4:08 PM (in response to nev7)Hello nev:
Welcome to Apple discussions.
I am nice (as are most people here)!
I have my firewall set to block all incoming connections. My system profiler looks just like yours.
However, I did a little rooting around. Open your log application (in utilities). Some way down the list you will see "appfirewall.log." Apparently logging is automatic - at least I see entries after my upgrade to OS X 10.6. The entries mean nothing to me as they are, to me, technobabble (chuckle).
BarryiMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel-based/2 GB, iMac 17" 1.8 Ghz G5/1 GB, DSL, Firewire HDs, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 4:52 PM (in response to Barry Hemphill)Thanks for your reply. Is your firewall stealth mode enabled and does it show as not enabled in 'system profiler' like mine? Also, I've searched for "appfirewall.log" and it doesn't appear to be on my system. I edited my question before your answer, sorry!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 4:55 PM (in response to nev7)Yes, Stealth Mode is enabled in System Preferences but it says "No" in System Profiler.
I'll have to do some noodling on that!iMac 24" 2.8 (Penryn) + 2.0 MacBook + 1.66 mini, Mac OS X (10.6), 16 GB iPhone 3G
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 4:57 PM (in response to nev7)Try pinging yourself and see if you get a response. If you do, stealth mode doesn't work. If there is no respond or a timeout, than stealth mode is working.
You can do this in Terminal:
ping -c 5 127.0.0.1 17" MBP5,2 (Early 2009), 2.93GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200RPM HD, Glossy , Mac OS X (10.5.8), PowerBook G4 12'', 512MB DDR2 RAM, 1.5GHz PowerPC G4+ iPhone 3G 16GB Black
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 5:24 PM (in response to macwiz1220)No, it will not "ping" with Stealth turned on but will with it turned off.
So, the discrepancy is apparently with System Profiler.
Not really a problem I guess since it is in Stealth when it is supposed to be.iMac 24" 2.8 (Penryn) + 2.0 MacBook + 1.66 mini, Mac OS X (10.6), 16 GB iPhone 3G
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 5:26 PM (in response to Rick Prather)I wouldn't worry about it than. System profiler is just reporting it wrong. It's working, which is the important part. 17" MBP5,2 (Early 2009), 2.93GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200RPM HD, Glossy , Mac OS X (10.5.8), PowerBook G4 12'', 512MB DDR2 RAM, 1.5GHz PowerPC G4+ iPhone 3G 16GB Black
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2009 6:26 PM (in response to macwiz1220)All my security has been turned off since I installed. I didn't realize when I upgraded I had to go in and turn everything back on...oh well. Hope I still am the only one with my identity.Mac Pro 2.66 5gb ram, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2009 4:07 AM (in response to Cindy)There is a Big Problem.. If I not allow input connections to an application, then app works regularly..
Sorry for my english.Macbook Pro 5,3, Mac OS X (10.6), 2,8 GHz Intel Core Duo - 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 6:51 AM (in response to Barry Hemphill)I tried to follow your instructions here, but they don't make sense.
There's no "appfirewall.log" on the mac.
And no 'log' app in Utilities.
Can you explain further?
Cheers.Macbook 2.4Ghz (White) 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Logic Studio 8, Safari 4.0.3, iLife 08, iWork 08, Aperture 2, Logic Studio 8
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 10:36 AM (in response to TresRoque)The log is found in "/var/log/appfirewall.log". If you enable stealth mode that log will take quite a hit due to DNS inquiries.
It can be turned off as documented in [this thread|http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10253521#10253521] but it's a manual operation. Unfortunately, with firewall logging off and stealth mode enabled, now "/var/log/kernel.log" will take the hit.
All in all, stealth mode is not worth the effort and cost.
In any case, the System Profiler misreports status.24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)