Mac OS X + Firewall?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Gryfon19, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. Gryfon19 macrumors regular

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    I'm new to the Mac and am setting it up after a fresh install. Is there a firewall built into the OS, and if so where do I turn it on?

    Also, if I turn that on, will it have any affect on my wireless router and/or my torrent downloads, or any downloads for that matter?

    Thanks!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. Gryfon19 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So does that mean I should essentially not allow any sharing and therefore I should be protected by malware, etc?
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Turn the firewall on, and then select which things you want to allow, such as file sharing etc. Also, if you are behind a router you are doubly protected by its firewall too.
     
  5. Gryfon19 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, gotcha. Thanks, I'm not at the Mac now and since I'm not especially familiar with the options yet I wasn't sure what choices I had. Will set it up when I get home. Thanks.
     
  6. Gryfon19 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, gotcha. Thanks, I'm not at the Mac now and since I'm not especially familiar with the options yet I wasn't sure what choices I had. Will set it up when I get home. Thanks.
     

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