6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2008 5:08 AM by Barney-15E
Alexey Pankov1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I don't get it, it just doesn't work with GUI in System Preferences--Security-Firewall. So, everyone should be at least unix sys admin.
Please give it back all Firewall settings in GUI that MacOS X 10.4 had.
You made 10.5 firewall GUI is easy but it's not functional and it's even worse it doesn't work!
Take a look at your work: http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9461/ipfwwr3.jpg
10.5.2 is out and you didn't even bother to fix this issue!

Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • tele_player Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
    You don't get it. In Leopard, OS X switched from using ipfw to using an Application Firewall. It works very differently - but it doesn't please everybody.

    You can still configure ipfw manually in Terminal - but doing it correctly is definitely a special skill.
  • Alexey Pankov1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Ok, if they switched to wherever you call it, it doesn't work!
    I had try to block Mail.app but it's doesn't work with GUI.
    I'm not crazy yet.
    So, it doesn't function the way it should.
    btw: I'm really doubt that they switched to another firewall, they still use ipfw, at least when I had set stealth mode in GUI, it's showed in ipfw, but other functions doesn't work.

    Message was edited by: Alexey Pankov1
  • tele_player Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
    Do some Google searches about the Leopard firewall. It operates at a different level than ipfw - though it still uses ipfw for Stealth Mode.

    When set to 'Set access for specific services and applications', the firewall will alert you when an application attempts to listen for incoming connections, and you'll be asked if you want to 'allow' or 'block'.

    A I said - some people don't like the new firewall. I don't really like it, but it might make sense, since many users are behind NAT firewalls with UPnP enabled by default. I prefer more control - but if I really need more, I can set it up on my WiFi router which is running Linux.
  • Alexey Pankov1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Looks like you are right http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306938
    but still this new firewall doesn't work. I was trying to scan ports and connect to open ports and it doesn't work, this ports were closed on firewall, but telnet connects without problems.
  • Tim Haigh Level 7 Level 7 (24,185 points)
    If you dont want to configure IPFW in Leopard using the command line interface then by using another 3rd party application called waterroof as the front end you don't have to.
  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (43,355 points)
    What ports were you telnetting into on and what services do you have turned on in the Sharing preferences?