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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Why doesn't Apache show up under Firewall (System Preferences » Security)?

Why doesn't Apache show up under Firewall settings, and are there other programs that aren't showing up here? (outside of those that are inclusive of "basic internet services", e.g. DHCP, Bonjour, ...
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Migration Assistant fails on FireWire Mavericks-to-Mavericks migration

I have the following setup and am attempting the use Migration Assistant over FireWire: Source machine: Early 2009 24-inch iMac running OS X 10.9 Destination machine: Latest MacBook Pro Retina ...
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Is there a way to stop OS X opening NAT-PNP/uPNP holes for every open port on *?

With any luck, there's an easy work-around for this: curl ifconfig.me to find your external IP address sudo lsof -i4 -n | grep LISTEN | grep \* to find processes listening for connections from other ...
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pfctl rules to only allow OpenVPN connection?

I'm trying to lock down my internet connection for privacy reasons and have signed up with a VPN provider who does no filtering (quite opposite to my ISP). The VPN provider supports OpenVPN via UDP on ...
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Modify existing Little Snitch rule to be Effective in all profiles

I've been using Little Snitch for a while. I have several profiles set up (e.g. Home, Work, Public, etc). I've been working to generalize some of the rules. E.g. Instead of specifically allowing ...
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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 it possible to block a specific IP from attempting to connect to screen sharing?

I have noticed for some time that the shared screen icon flickers on and off on my menubar every couple of minutes (MacBook Pro, MAC OS X 10.8.4). I thought it was a glitch or a bug. I've checked the ...
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Open port 8888 for HTTP traffic from local network

I have my OS X 10.9.3 Application Level Firewall turned on (Firewall: On in System Preferences | Security & Privacy with Firewall Options: Block all incoming connections). ipfw show lists a ...
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Set DSCP/TOS IPv4 header for certain packets

I'm trying to set the value of the DSCP/TOS field for certain outgoing packets (for example all ACK packets) for all applications. I've looked through the pfctl/pfconf.org and ipfw docs/manpages but ...
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Configure ipfw to filter by ip range

I am a Linux user and very new to OSX. I have an OSX 10.7.5 "Lion" server that I am configuring as a webserver. I only have shell access. I am tryin to configure the firewall, but ipfw is quite ...
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CrashPlan requests network connection on startup

Since upgrading to Mavericks, CrashPlan requests incoming network connections each time my MBP is restarted. I always click "Allow" and I've ensured that my firewall settings allow it, but I still get ...
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Migration Assistant fails on Ethernet Mavericks-to-Mavericks migration

I have the following setup and am attempting the use Migration Assistant over Ethernet: Source machine: Early 2009 24-inch iMac running OS X 10.9 Destination machine: Latest MacBook Pro Retina ...
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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 to configure client OS X VPN (L2TP) connection so you do not loose access to intranet?

I am looking for a solution for configuring the VPN on OS X so you do not loose access to internal network. In fact I want to use the VPN only to enable access to different external services that ...
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ntpd and incoming connections on OS X client?

I recently received a dialog box on my MacBook Air (10.9.2 Client) asking "Do you want the application “ntpd” to accept incoming network connections?". I have OS X's firewall enabled. Now, my ...
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packet forwarding on OSX mavericks

My MacBookAir(Mavericks 10.9.2) need to share my internet connection(wi-fi;en0) with BeagleBoneBlack(BBB) which are in 192.168.7.0 subnet over en6 interface. ifconfig $ ifconfig lo0: ...
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OSX Firewall: Forwarding Ports & Ignoring Non-Local Requests

On my production Debian server I use this to forward requests that come in to port 80 to a non-root process running on port 8080: sudo iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j ...
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How to block internet access of all apps (except browser) when using 3g usb modem?

Is there any app that helps me to block all apps for accessing the internet when using 3g modem?
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How can I allow a “development” program through the firewall?

I have an application (java) that I compile/run through netbeans, I want to access it from a different computer. Opening a port might be the best solution, though if so I'd like to be a little more ...
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Do firewall tools exist for OS X Mavericks for preventing brute force attacks?

Here's the deal: Over the last few weeks, I've noticed a large number of authentication failures for both the sshd service and the screensharingd service on my Mac OS X Mavericks server (running ...
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Free firewall and network monitor Application like the LittleSnitch? [duplicate]

I am searching for a good free firewall and network monitor as the littlesnitch but I can't pay for this app. I want a firewall that will protect me but more of that to monitor any connection in or ...
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Firewall with application rules for iPad

I've read some other topics about not needed firewall for iPad's, but I'm searching the other way of security or (more important) to help my budget. I need firewall that has incoming/outcoming rules ...
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Enable internet only for specific apps

I will need to spend few weeks with no internet, but I will still have my mobile hot spot. So I wonder if I can prohibit all apps including OS (which I know will try silently to update something) from ...
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Blocking internet access for a specific application on Mac OS X

How can I block internet access to a specific application in Mac OS X? I need this to be done from the command line and hopefully use the ipfw terminal command. Specifically I am looking to toggle ...
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I have a service listening on a port, how do I open the port externally?

I have a service that is listening on a tcp port, and it is listed with this command: >netstat -atp tcp | grep -i "listen" tcp4 0 0 192.168.2.5.8070 *.* LISTEN ...
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Mail.app can't connect to network (can't reach servers)

One day I woke up and could not use my Mail.app anymore :( Mail can't connect to any my account related server, either POP, IMAP or SMTP Why ? I don't know. In Log file I see that: When I try to ...
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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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Can't access certain websites

I'm trying to access the site http://www.svenskadomaner.se but it's unreachable from my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.8.5). The domain belongs to a web hosting company and it's not only this specific site I ...
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Mac OS X Server ignores remote HTTP connections, but accepts local ones

I cannot get Mac OS X Server's web server to accept connections from other machines on the same LAN. This is on OS X 10.8.2, running on a Mac mini which originally shipped with Lion Server. I can ...
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CalenderAgent: howto allow connection only if needed?

I use LittleSnitch, and there i can see that CalenderAgent makes still connection to Google and iCloud even iCal is closed. Because of several reason..., I want to allow CallanderAgent making ...
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What's the “built-in” firewall in OS X 10.9?

By "built-in" I mean the backend of the System firewall (System Preference->Security&Privacy->Firewall). Is it ipfw or pf? (I know that ipfw was the backend for previous versions of OS X). And, ...
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What are the numerous incoming connections I see on public wifi for?

In general I have incoming connections disabled by my security software (Little Snitch). But even when I do this, on public wifi, I see numerous incoming connections for netbios and mDNSResponder ...
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MacOS 10.6 firewall treats IPv4 and IPv6 packets differently

I'm develping a wireless MIDI controller. When connecting to a Mac running Mac OS 10.6, everything works fine, so long as the controller attempts to connect to the Mac using IPv4. When using IPv6, I ...
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Configure OS X Application Firewall to allow non-signed software with UDP protocol

I understand OS X has the Application Firewall which allows you to control connections on a per-application basis, rather than a per-port basis. I have developed an application that utilizes UDP and ...
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How to configure `ipfw` on Lion, Mountain Lion?

I'd like to configure and start ipfw on Macs running Lion, Mountain Lion. I found that pfctl is configured and started with: /etc/pf.conf /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.pfctl.plist How is ...
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Firewall on iPhone/iOS (ipfw or pf)

I want to run ipfw or pf on my iPhone -- or the equivalent. Seems simple, but I can't find anything that works. Device is jailbroken, looked very carefully through Cydia, and even through some of ...
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Firewall settings with “imagent”

Among others that I recognize, I have the "imagent" been allowed to pass true my firewall (allow incoming connection). What/who is it, and do I must have it or can I just block it. I do not ...
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No Jailbreak Firewall for iOS (iPhone) for iOS 7

Is there a non jailbreak firewall for the iPhone or is there some way to set one up, somehow?
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Pf firewall logging

I have pf configured and working with rule sets that are logged. Where is pf logging to? How do I check these logs? How do I configure them?
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Pf configuration for tor

How an I configure pf firewall to block all allow tor bundle? I have the rule : block pass out log on $_interface proto tcp to any port { 100, 200 } I have tor configured with config button ...
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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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Prevent data on unsecured wireless, until VPN is connected [duplicate]

There's a lot of good advice around about avoiding connecting to unsecured wireless networks, and using a VPN (for all traffic) if you absolutely must use one. What seems to be missing from this ...
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Block access from WAN but not from LAN

I have an OSX Lion box behind a router (firewall on in the router). On the OS X, if I switch the firewall on, I'm unable to access the web server running on this box from outside the network (i.e. ...
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Open ports. Safe?

My friend is currently running the default firewall with "Block all incoming connection" (except the basic ones like 80). I just scanned his mac for open ports and I found the following: Open TCP ...
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How to isolate apps from the internet?

Can I completely isolate apps on mac from the internet, without installing any additional software ? I need a sort of firewall to isolate them thanks
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Sharing screen with Messages.app on Mountain Lion

Both computers are running OS X 10.8.4 When trying to initiate the screen sharing feature, the other computer gets the request, then clicks "Accept" but thats as far as we get. Then we see this: I ...
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Why does System Preferences -> Security & Privacy get a spinning rainbow beach ball (i.e. 'Not Responding') when accessing it?

When in System Preferences, if I click on Security & Privacy, I get a well-known spinning rainbow beach ball, meaning that I cannot access the Firewall settings from System Preferences. What could ...
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Disable Little Snitch in guest account?

It's annoying as hell to let others use your computer on a guest account with Little Snitch installed, all the consecutive popups one after another...it's really ridiculous. Also in the event my ...
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What app is this ScannerEventWatcher.app?

After enabling the Firewall, I got this message: Do you want the application “ScannerEventWatcher.app” to accept incoming network connections? Clicking Deny may limit the application’s ...
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Mountain Lion firewall is randomly delaying DNS requests

I recently experienced some delays during DNS host resolution on OS X 10.8. To test it I started a simple script which tries to repeatedly resolve the same hostname 20 times: #!/bin/sh for i in `seq ...