How do I open ports in the new firewall?

BollywooD

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I cant find a way to open specific ports? - just give certain applications permission???

please help.
 

bigandy

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Apr 30, 2004
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Murka
System Prefs > Security > Firewall

Click the little "+" icon near the bottom

Choose your app

Tell it what to allow/disallow

Done.
 

BollywooD

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System Prefs > Security > Firewall

Click the little "+" icon near the bottom

Choose your app

Tell it what to allow/disallow

Done.
that only gives the option to allow or disallow incoming connections....
im trying to set up azureus, and need to make sure my specific ports are open.
I like to leave the firewall in stealth mode.
 

bigandy

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that only gives the option to allow or disallow incoming connections....
im trying to set up azureus, and need to make sure my specific ports are open.
I like to leave the firewall in stealth mode.
click advanced > enable stealth mode.


that's as advanced as the built in one gets.

if you want more, try little snitch. ;)
 

BollywooD

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it all works until i enable stealth mode, (actually setting up ports in Transmission) then Transmission says that the port is stealth.

without stealth enabled, the port is reported as open in Transmission.

I prefer the firewall in Tiger, it was much more configurable, Leopard seems to have over simplified it to the point of not really being useful!
 

Warbrain

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Jun 28, 2004
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it all works until i enable stealth mode, (actually setting up ports in Transmission) then Transmission says that the port is stealth.

without stealth enabled, the port is reported as open in Transmission.

I prefer the firewall in Tiger, it was much more configurable, Leopard seems to have over simplified it to the point of not really being useful!
I agree with you completely. I could decide what ports I wanted open before, now I've got a basic choice of what programs are allowed incoming connections. Lame. All they did was take the basic commands of Little Snitch and incorporate them into OS X while kicking the old firewall settings to the side.
 

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