New to Leopard and need help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by det2004, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. det2004 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Hi, I recently switched from Tiger to Leopard, and am having trouble getting used to the new firewall that's included with Leopard. I like having the tab on Tiger that told me that the firewall was set to "on". Now I only have 3 choices, to allow all incoming traffic, block all but essential traffic, or to pick and choose which programs to allow to connect to the internet. I set it to block all but the essential connections, but I am wondering if this is adequate and if I am protected, or if I need to try to find another firewall solution. I keep reading that the Leopard firewall is full of holes. I only ever used the built in firewall with Tiger, and never had any problems. Just wondered if anyone had any advice. Thanks.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Allow only essential services is ON.

    The only thing I've seen about the firewall being "full of holes" is when it first came out there were some issues, but they got fixed if i remember correctly.

    I've never had any problems, been running it since Leopard came out.
  3. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 9, 2007
    only firewall issue i heard about in leopard was how it was shut off by default, and this was bad because all those grandmas and moms who own macs cause they are simple. Wont know how to turn firewall on, and as a result their computer is wide open.

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