OS X and software firewalls

Omad0n

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Apr 26, 2002
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Seattle, WA
okay so I remember reading somewhere that OS X has its own built in software firewall. The problem is I can't create War3 games and I think it's due to said firewall. I believe this because other computers hooked up to the same cable modem semm to be able to create and host games just fine. also I know I posted a similar question in Mac gaming, but since the subject has sort of changed I thougth this was a more appropriate place. So how do I ge tto this firewall and how do I change the settings? How do I also not completely mess up my system? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

chibianh

macrumors 6502a
Nov 6, 2001
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Colorado
Hey dude... I'm up the street from you in littleton. Anyway, aren't the firewall settings in the Sharing prefs?

However, I don't think it's the OS X firewall. Are you behind a router or anything? I am behind a router with a firewall at home and I can't create games either. However, when I'm at school, I create games just fine. But, I'm still trying to figure out how to configure the advanced settings on my router and let me create games with the firewall on.
 
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Omad0n

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 26, 2002
215
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Seattle, WA
damn man you hit the nail on the head. I don't really wanna mess with the router though cause i might screw something up. Also you were right about it being in the preferneces pane. And as I found out it's not even active. So I guess I gotta go hunting like you. Or maybe if I were to switch the port that War3 uses, but that's another thign I wouldn't know how to do.
 
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