Free Third Party Firewall for Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RZetlin, May 29, 2008.

  1. RZetlin macrumors regular

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    I find that Leopard's built-in firewall is a disappointment. It lacks any GUI to configure ports.

    Are there any third party firewall for Leopard?
     
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  3. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.hanynet.com/waterroof/

    A GUI frontend for the ipfw used in OSX 10.5.

    It sounds like this is what you are after.

    Free, and really just adds a GUI to something thats already part of OSX 10.5 (so I guess there is less chance of somthing 3rd party screwing things up!?)

    I can't help you set this up though... I have no idea how to use it best.

    I might look around for a good tutorial!
     
  4. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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  5. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    LittleSnitch is also not a firewall. The built in firewall in OS X is as rock solid as any appliance you will find. As far as a gui front end goes for it, separate to what is already available in System Preferences, what has been suggested already does the job very nicely.

    http://www.hanynet.com/waterroof/ - Water Roof. Do you get the pun? Water/Fire Roof/Wall
     
  6. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    do you state that LittleSnitch is not a firewall because it only monitors outgoing connections? (and not traffic in both directions.)

    whats a better description for LittleSnitch then? an "outgoing traffic monitor?"

    just asking cause its described incorrectly very often if thats the case.
     
  7. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    I guess you could call it a packet filter but LittleSnitch is looking much higher up in the OSI stack, watching application calls for port initiation.
     
  8. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    and its only outbound packets/ports right?
     

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