Repeated Firewall App Permission Dialog

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ginsengbomb, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. ginsengbomb macrumors member

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    Hello.

    I think I've noticed this tendency in the past, but not in awhile. It's recently cropped back up again. I have one application in particular (XBMC) that, no matter how many times I add it, remove it, re-add it, whatever, to the Firewall access permission list in the Security prefs pane...the "Do you want the [application] to accept incoming network connections" dialog ALWAYS pops up when I start the application? This would be only a minor nuisance except I'm using the system as a mouse-less HTPC, so actually getting rid of the dialog is a bit of a pain in the butt :).

    Any ideas how to fix this? Obviously turning the Firewall off is not a particularly good idea.
     
  2. Set845 macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem with XBMC app and iTunes. I spoke to Apple Care and he told me to just turn off the firewall. No kidding. I'm new to Mac so I expressed my concern and he said most Mac users on a WPA2 wireless network don't bother even turning it on. That Macs ship with it disabled. Is this true?
     
  3. ginsengbomb thread starter macrumors member

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    It's true that Macs ship with the firewall disabled, and I've heard that this is a frequent issue with iTunes as well. Seems insane to me to run around the Internet without a firewall, but I'm not quite an expert on the matter.
     
  4. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    I wonder about this as well. Wonder if my AirportExpress without the Lions software firewall will be good enough ? Should we worry a tad ? :confused:
     

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