Stealth Mode

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  1. macuser1232, Mar 15, 2013
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    Hello,

    I was wondering if someone could explain to me what Stealth Mode is on OS X. I understand that it prevents pinging and remote connecting into your Mac, but is that it? Why wouldn't you want it turned on?

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I think you mean stealth mode in the firewall settings right?

    From grc.com

    Internet Port Status Definitions

     
  3. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Correct. Thanks for the definition. I'm starting to wonder if Stealth Mode will affect any of my normal daily tasks.
     
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    It's easy to test. Turn it on and see if your tasks work or not. If not, you can turn it back off again.
     
  5. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to see if I can learn a bit more about networking and ssh, so that I can see exactly what it's preventing and if I even need it.
     

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