Firewall settings to allow incoming connections?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by kat.hayes, May 24, 2017.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    Under my Firewall settings, under File Sharing (SMB) I see ARDAgent is set to allow incoming connections, as well as com.adguard,Adguard and Dropbox, and Skype.

    I may have enabled these to allow incoming connections, though I do not remember doing so. I am not even sure what ARDAgent is for? Apple Remote Desktop? I do not use it on my MBP so I am not sure why it is installed? Is this something to be concerned with?

  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    ARDAgent is indeed part of the system and located in /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement. Have you perhaps enabled the option that automatically allows certain applications from receiving incoming connections?
  3. Justaguy48 macrumors member

    May 2, 2017
    I assume Apple Remote Destop could be used for Apple Support to remote connect to your computer to run diagnostics, although I'm not for sure on that.

    Either way you can deny the incoming connection if you feel that it should be denied. It won't cause a problem on your computer.

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