is littlesnitch + built in leopard firewall + router firewall too redundant?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by meh, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. meh macrumors newbie

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    bit confused on how to go

    I have a zyxel router with a built in firewall
    little snitch
    and leopard firewall

    should I keep leopard firewall on or turn it off?

    Thanks for help with this basic question!
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    why not keep everything on?
    it wont hurt anything!
     
  3. brop52 macrumors 68000

    brop52

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    Probably, but who cares. Little snitch is great and a router firewall is the best.
     
  4. savar macrumors 68000

    savar

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    Because if you want to change any settings, you have to change it in 3 places.
     
  5. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    All of these three do different things.

    LittleSnitch blocks outgoing connections, and your router blocks incoming connections.

    Leopard's firewall really isn't needed unless you're using a laptop on a public network, then it takes the place of your router's network.

    So, unless you're using a laptop, turn off Leopard's firewall and use the other two.
     
  6. meh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's my iMac
    so I'll turn off the leopard firewall

    thanks for the help
     

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