1919 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2008 5:08 AM by Barney-15E
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
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.
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.