Where is the location of the firewall log in Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brainwave89, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

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    Where is the location of the firewall log in Leopard?
    When I click on Security> Firewall>Advanced> Open Log nothing happens.

    I can't access the internet since I can only connect to a private address starting with 169.254.xxx.xxx

    I'm thinking some firewall issue has suddenly made not able to use DHCP to access the internet.
     
  2. priller macrumors regular

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  3. brainwave89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.

    No log appears.....bummer.

    Any suggestions on how to determine what is pushing me to a self-assigned address?

    I am trying to access the internet wirelessly.

    This is a firewall issue. I am running 10.5.1. Another computer using the wireless network is working great.

    Can I disable the firewall? What could be blocking my access the the DHCP server? Yes, DHCP is enabled in TCP/IP.

    Is there a way to determine what if any ports are being blocked?

    Thanks.
     
  4. knweiss macrumors newbie

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    Did you turn on the firewall logging in the firewall preferences "Advanced" section?
     
  5. CranialTyrant macrumors newbie

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    Try this

    Priller is correct on the location of the file. However, if the file does not exist, you will need to create it.

    Open terminal and type:
    sudo touch /var/log/appfirewall.log

    and then press enter. Now when you go into the System Preferences | Security | Firewall | Advanced | Open Log..." it should open the Console application. The log will be under /var/log on the left side of the console.
     

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