Firewall

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maclare, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. maclare macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for a good and affordable firewall, I'm new to mac software so I'm not sure what is best or good on the mac, recommendations? with links if possible.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Just use the built in one.
     

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  3. maclare thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but is the built in firewall sufficient?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    For most uses, yes.
     
  5. boast macrumors 65816

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  6. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    "For most uses" ?? When would it be not useful?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you plan on hosting a secure site, I'd want a little more than just the built in firewall.
     
  8. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    turn on built in firewall system pref.>security>firewall> set to essential services(middle one) click advanced and enable stealth mode and press Ok, good for most people unless you do extreme stuff, for that use netbarrier by intego
     
  9. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    The built in application based firewall is fine for most users, as mentioned above.

    The strongest firewall is called IPFW, which is a UNIX firewall and is included in OS X, but is disabled by default.

    It's easy to configure by downloading "WaterRoof".
     

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