Anyone recommend a firewall

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bulldog VII, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    Can anyone recommend a firewall to use on my imac

    Thanks
     
  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Ugh. Don't buy third-party firewalls. Either use the one built into OS X or use a decent SPI firewall as built into many broadband routers. Or both.
     
  4. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Just like other people have suggested, the built-in firewall on your Mac will be more than enough!
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The Leopard firewall sucks. I'd just get a router, by design, they act as firewalls
     
  6. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    People who say it sucks usually don't have a grasp of what it can do. The UNIX underpinnings of OS-X have been around for a looooong time.

    The built in OS-X firewall's is okay but there are some apps out there to help users tweak it.

    The built in firewall is actually very powerful but you can't exploit the capabilities using the standard interface through system preferences and tweaking with the command line is out of the question for most average users, myself included.

    I know the apps are out there, I have come across them.

    Can anyone suggest where to look?
     
  7. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your replies, I was unaware that my imac had a firewall??

    Silly question (another silly question!?!?!), how do I configure it??
     
  8. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    if you are asking, it's unlikely that you need to configure it. just turn it on. :)

    in case you really want to know, click here.
     
  9. tersono macrumors 68000

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    System prefs / security / firewall tab
     
  10. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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  11. Live Steam macrumors regular

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    Well this link says the OEM firewall sucks.
     
  12. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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  13. joeyd929 macrumors newbie

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    Stealth mode

    Should I turn the stealth mode on? I'm not sure if the firewall is even on??
     
  14. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    Yes.

    You can test your firewall if you're not sure that it's working.
     

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