cant get OS X's firewall running

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dreamwatch, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Dreamwatch macrumors newbie

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    I've just unistalled Norton anti virus/firewall for Mac, went to activate OSX's inbuilt firewall. It wouldn't let me because it says that i havn't disabled other firewalls i alledgedly have running. But i havn't got a firewall running. Can anyone help?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Make sure you delete every last Norton file. Then restart. Repair permissions if necessary.

    Edit: Thanks Onizuka
     
  3. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Make sure he "whats" every last Norton file?

    LESSON 1. Norton is ****
    LESSON 2. NORTON is ****
    and LESSON 3. NORTON IS ****

    Norton's software installs a file on your hard drive that disables the OS X firewall. Of course they don't explain this or document it, but it's there. If I were you I'd burn that Norton disc. Then suicide bomb the company headquarters. Their software (and tech support) is crap.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Also.. try this in the Terminal:

    sudo ipfw show

    If it's anything OTHER than

    65535 # # allow ip from any to any

    (Where # and # may or may not be numbers, and they don't matter)

    Then ipfw is running and you can shut it down with:

    sudo ipfw -q flush
     
  5. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    Also, if you have VPC, make sure it isn't running. I know that it won't allow you to enable the built in firewall.
     
  6. Dreamwatch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's definatly worked, thanks a lot.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome.
     

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