Turning Off/Disable Apple Firewall and Using WaterRoof?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by merc669, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. merc669 macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2006
    Southern MD, USA
    Since Apple stopped using "ipfw" as in the "Tiger" and developed their own homebrew Firewall. If I want the Firewall Service to be completely Disabled and use a third-part Firewall like "WaterRoof" (http://www.hanynet.com/waterroof/ ) for example or find a GUI that I can use with "ipfw" (Still in Leopard but not used). Is that possible and if so, How? Thanks!

  2. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2007
    London, UK
    I am very interested in this too! However, I have yet had the time to really look into configuring ipfw manually. It's similar to iptables in Linux, really good but a pain to configure...

    See if this link helps:
    A blogpost on configuring ipfw. Please note I haven't vetted their code yet, so don't use their code blindly if you don't know what you're doing. :)


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