OSX Firewall question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by billyergs, May 31, 2005.

  1. billyergs macrumors member

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    Is there a way to close connections to individual ip addresses using OSX's firewall or do I have to purchase 3rd party firewall software?
     
  2. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    yes and no. You cannot do it from the GUI, but you can access the firewall (ipfw) from terminal and add rules there to do whatever you want. I won't even go there, except to say that ipfw is the program you use from terminal...take a poke around google and read the man page about 100 times.

    If you are worried about 'outbound' connections, then Little Snitch is fantastic and inexpensive (shareware.)
     
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Yep what you are looking for is little snitch. google it or dl it on versiontracker.com
     

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