Leopard Firewall Settings

Discussion in 'macOS' started by babyfett, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. babyfett macrumors newbie

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    Just switched from PC to Mac this past week and Firewalls are very important for PC users and I've heard that Leopard's new firewall program is a joke. Being a computer illiterate I'm wondering what the ideal setting should be on Leopard. "Allow all connections" "block all connections" or "set each one". I just put on "block all" with "stealth mode." Hope I'm doing the right thing. Can anyone comment?
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Just keep it on "block" and put your machine on stealth to be on the safe side. Open specific ports when you need them.
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I don't know that it's a joke; it is different than Tiger's firewall and that throws a lot of people out of their comfort zone. Your settings sound fine. The firewall won't prevent you from doing stuff on the internet; it's mainly there to stop unrelated internet traffic that's coming into your computer.
     

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