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1896 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2008 5:08 AM by Barney-15E
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2008 9:36 PM (in response to Alexey Pankov1)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.MacBook 2.0GhzCore2Duo, 2.Gig, 160G HD, PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz 15", Mac OS X (10.5.1), Logic Pro 7.2.3, Focusrite Saffire...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2008 9:53 PM (in response to tele_player)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
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2008 10:22 PM (in response to Alexey Pankov1)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.MacBook 2.0GhzCore2Duo, 2.Gig, 160G HD, PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz 15", Mac OS X (10.5.1), Logic Pro 7.2.3, Focusrite Saffire...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2008 11:38 PM (in response to tele_player)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.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2008 4:24 AM (in response to Alexey Pankov1)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.Mac Mini Core Duo 1.8ghz ;MacBookPro 2.2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Be Pro 24megabit ADSL2+
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2008 5:08 AM (in response to Alexey Pankov1)What ports were you telnetting into on and what services do you have turned on in the Sharing preferences?1.8 SP G5/iMac G4 FP/MBP 2.33/PB G3 Pismo, Mac OS X (10.5.2), XLR8 G4 Upgrade for Pismo