iTunes music sharing on, on firewall

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    Wasn't sure how to word the title. I've got i'Tunes music sharing turned on in the 'Firewall' pane of the 'Sharing' preferences.

    If I don't do this then my two macs connected over an ethernet broadband router won't see each other's files.

    Does this open me up to internet hacking or is it normal to have this option on when sharing iTunes over a local network? The thing is that I don't remember having to turn this on in the past but I do now?
     
  2. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Anytime you want to let in incoming traffic, you have to open a hole in the firewall. AFAIK, it's pretty safe to open up a hole into iTunes (what's a cracker going to do? Run a malicious song?) though, so I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's just that I don't remember ever turning this on in the past. But if it is normal then that's OK.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    if you don't have iTunes music sharing on through the firewall already then iTunes will ask if it can open the port, it did that with me, when I fresh installed OS X on my iMac.

    Nothing to worry about ;)
     

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