0 Replies Latest reply: Jun 24, 2011 5:42 PM by Lightning George
Lightning George Level 1 (0 points)

After installing security update 10.6.8 last night I've seen dialog boxes asking me if I will allow incoming network connections to certain root processes, e.g. configd.  I didn't see these dialog boxes prior to installing 10.6.8.  How do I make  informed decisions? In other words,

(1) Where can I find 25-word summary descriptions of these processes?

(2) Where can I find discussions of the consequences of granting or denying these requests?


Alternatively (and at some risk of revealing metaphysical doubt) why am I being asked for these permissions?  And who expects me to make correct decisions?


I have turned on th standard-issue OS X firewall and am running my system in stealth mode.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Actually, it's 10.6.8