Typically software that runs to prevent network traffic from reaching a computer. Also a hardware device that works on a network level rather than running on a single computer.

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Ip blocked since I updated my Mac to Mountain Lion

Since I've upgraded my mac from lion to mountain lion, the ip 5.9.31.48 (api.shellycloud.com) appear to be down (ping said that "Host is down"). So I think that there is somewhere a firewall rule that ...
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How does one lock down OS X Server using the PF firewall?

Assume I have ip blocks for China, Russia, North Korea etc. How would I configure pf to allow those IP addresses to only access ports 80 and 443, and be denied access to other ports? I have an ...
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How can I turn off “iTunes incoming connection” warning?

I have enabled my firewall on Mac OS X Lion. And now every single time I open iTunes I get this warning:
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How does Application Level Firewall work?

I'm a bit confused about OS X Mountain Lion's Application Level Firewall. I have enabled ALF (Application Level Firewall) in Settings -> Secuity & Privacy -> Firewall and have some rules for some ...
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Enable ssh-key-only login to my Mac for 1 user

I have a Macbook Air that I would like to allow remote SSH access to without a password. I have created a user called remotepair that I have logged into and verified I can used the Mac with. I have ...
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Is ipfw available in Mountain Lion?

Is ipfw available in Mountain Lion? The reason for asking is that they introduced pf in Lion, but kept ipfw, however there is a chance that ipfw would eventually be removed. I found this: Can I use ...
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Network Access - SonicWALL VPN options

Does the built-in VPN client connect to SonicWALL?
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Little snitch and different network profiles

Is there any way to have different "little snitch" rules set for different networking profiles ? like for HOME one rule list for WORK another etc ...
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How to create OS X Server Admin firewall rules using ip address groups by command line?

The (Lion) Server Admin.app has a nice ability to apply firewall rules to ip address groups without having to edit ipfw config files. But having to enter large and long lists of IP addresses using ...
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How can I tell Firewall to allow incoming connections for Python running a specific script? (In this case: SickBeard)

I'm running SickBeard on my Lion installation, but I can't figure out how which Python version or script I should add to the Firewall rules allow connections from outside. In Console I get this ...
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How do I allow a single IP to access everything on my Mac?

I tried IceFloor, but it's not working to white list all traffic from a single IP to bypass firewalls.
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Firewall denies sshd-keygen-wrapper despite configuration

After upgrading to Lion, I cannot connect via SSH. I get a timeout: $ ssh -o ConnectTimeout=5 not.my.actual.hostname ssh: connect to host not.my.actual.hostname port 22: Operation timed out In ...
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How do I use pf/IceFloor to block an outgoing connection to an IP address?

I am running an application that regularly phones home and reports a little more information than I'm comfortable with. I would normally add the reporting server's hostname to /etc/hosts, but the app ...
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Do iOS 5.1 devices have a firewall?

Does iOS 5.1 support a built in firewall like Mac OS X does? Can't see anything about it in Settings.
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Can I block ports in Hotspot mode?

I would like to block ports when using my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0 jailbreaked) as a hotspot. The reason is I don't want my backup program, computer updates or any high bandwidth usage tool to be able to ...
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How to stop being asked the same Firewall related question each time iTunes launches [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Always Asked to Configure Firewall for iTunes Every time I open iTunes (version 10.6) I'm asked "Do you want the application “iTunes.app” to accept incoming network ...
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Is allowing port 80 on Little Snitch safe?

In Little Snitch, I allowed port 80 when a "google.com" popup appeared on my screen. I'm wondering if that was a good idea. If a hacker installed a program on my Mac, and that program sent ...
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“Accept incoming network connections” issue

Due to some graphic and/or code based changes, within programs like Dropbox, iTunes, jDownloader etc. (but mostly Java-based applications), the built-in firewall keeps asking for verification. ...
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How can I get the exact URLs/requests that a program is trying to connect to?

I currently use Little Snitch to control network traffic on my Macbook Pro, and see what my apps are connecting to. Unfortunately, Little Snitch only shows you the hostname that an app is connecting ...
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How do I detect failed remote login attempts and block them?

How do I detect failed remote login attempt on my MacBook Pro and how do I block them? My MacBook Pro is on a network with built-in firewall, if that's relevant.
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Why does my firewall block connections even when it's off?

This most notably happens with iChat. I don't use a firewall, never have on this computer. When I first started using iChat (when Skype 5 came out and sucked hardcore) I couldn't video chat with ...
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Why Is Hands Off Block Local Network Setting Greyed Out?

I'm trying to restrict an application's traffic using Hands Off not to be able to connect to servers on the Internet respectively to servers on the LAN. But the when I try to add such a rule, the ...
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How stealthy is the stealth mode of the firewall? Does it increase security?

In the System Preferences there is the option: `Security & Privacy -> Firewall -> Advanced... -> Enable Stealth Mode Does this options significantly increase the security when ...
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Reasons to prefer Little Snitch over the built-in firewall

Every now and then I browse through software you must have on your mac type lists and more often than not somebody mentions Little Snitch as a must-have application. Now what I think that many people ...
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Any tips for blocking an address range for outgoing packets?

Anyone used ipfw or pfctl to block an IP address range for outgoing packets? I would like to temporarily block Apple's IP address range 17.*.*.* to find everything that's phoning home phoning home. ...
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How to restrict “Remote Login” (ssh) access to only certain IP ranges?

Can someone please tell me how to restrict SSH access only to certain IP ranges (e.g. local network) and not the whole Internet? I guess this has to be done via firewall.
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How can I open a port (not application) in the OS X 10.6 firewall?

Let me preface this by saying: I do not want to drop my firewall completely Yes, I really do need particular ports rather than an application. So I see that there is the option to allow particular ...
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How do I use ipfw to allow LAN access but deny Internet access?

How can I use ipfw (or another tool, if one is available) to allow unlimited access between computers on my LAN, but not allow access to the Internet? (The IPs on my local LAN are 192.168.0.xxx)
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Why does Microsoft Word need to allow incoming network connections?

When I turn on the Mac firewall I get prompted to allow the MS office apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) to accept incoming connections. Why is this, and is it safe to allow it ? I'm running Mac OS ...
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sshdfilter and ipfw - why are my rules flushed so often?

I have sshdfilter setup to maintain ipfw rules when someone is un invitedly trying to login my system. This has been working quite a while. Since a while - beginning to suspect the last lion upgrade ...
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How should I set up the firewall and DHCP with an AirPort Extreme and Lion Server?

I'm trying to set up a network using an AirPort Extreme as a router (connected to the WAN on one end and the LAN on the other). I understand that out of the box I will have a hardware firewall, and ...
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Fixing “a sealed resource is missing or invalid” warning

I've changed the application icon of my Eclipse editor, and this causes a confirm dialog to pop up asking me if I allow the program to accept incoming network connections. I faced this before, but ...
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Questions about how Internet Sharing works

A simple checkbox and a menu allow you to share your internet connection (no matter which interface you get it on) with any other interface (theoretically). But, the guts of this is a little ...
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Is ipfw the same as pf in FreeBSD?

I'm wondering if references referring to pf in FreeBSD are applicable to ipfw in Mac OS X Snow Leopard? I'd like to know to see if it's worthwhile to consult books on pf for use with Mac OS.
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How can I enable DVD or CD Sharing with the Firewall on?

I'm trying to enable "DVD or CD Sharing" in the System Preferences. When I enable it, it says that the Firewall is blocking it. If I go into the Security > Firewall settings, I see that the first item ...
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Is there a way to use different network connections for different apps

At work we have a firewall that prevents certain outbound connections. But I also have a Clear wireless personal hotspot. I would like to use the work connection for normal requests but for certain ...
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Always Asked to Configure Firewall for iTunes

Whenever I open iTunes, I get the standard OS X dialog, Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Every time I click allow, but I am asked the same thing without ...
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Settings for Firewall and AirPort Extreme Router to Open a Port

I am trying to make ports on my OSX 10.6.5 mbp accessible to the open internet. The only thing I could find in the system firewall was allowing (or disallowing) a particular.app file, but nothing ...
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How to get rid of firewall “accept incoming connections” dialog?

I've accepted this so many times that firewall should already remember it. For example, I get it for Eclipse when starting my java programs in debugging mode ... sometimes this dialog is displayed ...
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How can I restrict Mac sharing services to a specific network/adapter?

I want is to set up a Mac to connect to multiple networks. So far, so good. However, I only want to grant AFP access to users on ONE of the networks, but not the other. How can I accomplish this on ...