what to do about firewall hits

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Theoyster, May 6, 2010.

  1. Theoyster macrumors member

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    I am running os x 10.4

    What can one do about stopping or blocking firewall hits? I am getting hundreds of connection attempts everyday. Is there some program or third party firewall I can use to address this?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What? The firewall bounces connection attempts, but you can't stop the attempt from happening. Maybe I'm unclear as to what you're actually asking.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Some connection attempts are legitimate and desired, depending on which apps you're running. Some are unwelcome. That's why you have a firewall, to block the unwelcome attempts. If you want to stop attempts from happening at all, shut down your internet connection. Voila! No more connection attempts!
     
  4. Theoyster thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok. I thought there was some way you can block connection attempts or block ip ranges from even attempting connection.

    Of concern is that doing a port scan at the shields up site, all of my ports are stealthed except for 0 and 1 which are closed. Why would those two ports alone be closed and not stealthed? I have all services turnd off and the the mac firewall set to stealth mode.

    Thanks
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The GRC site always shows those ports as closed, not steathed. I suspect the site, more than your computer, is the reason for that. I wouldn't worry about it. You can never stop attempts. That's why firewalls are necessary.
     

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