How do I open ports in the new firewall?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by BollywooD, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. BollywooD macrumors 6502

    BollywooD

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    I cant find a way to open specific ports? - just give certain applications permission???

    please help.
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

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    System Prefs > Security > Firewall

    Click the little "+" icon near the bottom

    Choose your app

    Tell it what to allow/disallow

    Done.
     
  3. BollywooD thread starter macrumors 6502

    BollywooD

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    that only gives the option to allow or disallow incoming connections....
    im trying to set up azureus, and need to make sure my specific ports are open.
    I like to leave the firewall in stealth mode.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    click advanced > enable stealth mode.


    that's as advanced as the built in one gets.

    if you want more, try little snitch. ;)
     
  5. BollywooD thread starter macrumors 6502

    BollywooD

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    it all works until i enable stealth mode, (actually setting up ports in Transmission) then Transmission says that the port is stealth.

    without stealth enabled, the port is reported as open in Transmission.

    I prefer the firewall in Tiger, it was much more configurable, Leopard seems to have over simplified it to the point of not really being useful!
     
  6. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I am having problems with Bonjour which I suspect is the firewall. Shame they simplified it so much.
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I agree with you completely. I could decide what ports I wanted open before, now I've got a basic choice of what programs are allowed incoming connections. Lame. All they did was take the basic commands of Little Snitch and incorporate them into OS X while kicking the old firewall settings to the side.
     
  8. bigjohn macrumors 6502

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    having a similar issue with the slingplayer software...
    all this configuration is very windows-esque...
     

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