Strange Firewall Problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by -aggie-, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. -aggie- macrumors P6

    -aggie-

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    I've had my firewall on since day one of owning my MBP. I haven't had any messages come up since then asking for me to allow something to run. However, yesterday, I got 5 messages after rebooting and the only way to get them to go away is either to allow or deny. From what I can tell they are legitimate services and it doesn't look like an attack from a hacker. Anyone know why this may have happened?

    The messages are for nmbd, smbd, sshd-keygen-wrapper, krb5kdc, AppleVNCServer.bundle and iStatLocalDaemon.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Interesting. Those services translate to:-

    nmbd & smbd = Windows File Sharing
    sshd-keygen-wrapper = Remote Login
    krb5kdc, = Kerberos Authentication service
    AppleVNCServer.bundle = Screen Sharing
    iStatLocalDaemon = iStat Menu 2.0

    Has your machine renamed itself by any chance? Those would all be affected by that.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Another possibility, have you done any big updates to OSX? When I update some applications I'll have to re-allow it.
     
  4. -aggie- thread starter macrumors P6

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    No updates and it hasn't renamed itself. I allowed everything and all is fine, but I just don't remember allowing all that when I first created a firewall. I just rebooted when I posted this thread and I got all those popping up asking for permission. Also, connecting to my other network computer now constantly asks for permission for NetAuthAgent, which closes before I can allow. I can get to the files though. It pops up repeatedly every time I change directories on the networked computer.
     

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