how do I un FIREWALL my MAC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cheesus, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. cheesus macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2008
    I am trying to use a bit torrent site and it works...kinda....

    I am firewalled (port 6881)!!!!

    How do I do this... I figured it out on my PC years ago but am lost on this one. I use a wireless connection so that my wife may use hers too. I know this is the problem but can not go direct so what can I/ do I do???!!?:confused:
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    The firewall is more likely part of your wireless router than your Mac. It's not on by default on the Mac, well it is, but the rules are set to "allow any to any", so effectively it's off. The Firewall settings are (if you're using Leopard) in the Security preference pane in System Preferences. If you're using Tiger or before, in the Sharing prefpane. To check, in Terminal:

    sudo ipfw list

    Output should look like this:

    yellow$ sudo ipfw list
    65535 allow ip from any to any

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