Firewall Help Please

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sandaddiction, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. sandaddiction macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    Hey im new to macs and a rookie with computers. Can someone please explain the firewall to me, and how i should set mine up on my macbook pro? Also what is stealth mode. Sorry for the vague questions
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Simply turn on the Firewall, and select the exceptions for Web Access, iTunes, and Bonjour. If you need more, you can always add more, or just turn off the firewall, since if you are behind a router at home, it is difficult for anyone to see your system on the internet.

    Stealth Mode - If your comptuer recieved unsolicited traffic, it will ignore it. Meaning, that if someone is scanning a network for computers, they will not be able to see yours since your computer will not respond the his pings.


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