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OS X: About the application firewall

If you choose Deny, OS X adds it to the list but denies incoming connections intended for this app. If you want to deny a digitally signed application, you should first add it to the list and then explicitly deny it.

Some apps check their own integrity when they are opened without using code signing. If the firewall recognizes such an app it doesn't sign it.

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Instead, it the "Allow or Deny" dialog appears every time the app is opened. This can be avoided by upgrading to a version of the app that is signed by its developer. Enabling stealth mode prevents the computer from responding to probing requests. The computer still answers incoming requests for authorized apps.


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Configuring the application firewall in OS X v As written your command allows IP address to connect to IP address - not that those are even valid IP addresses. In other words, it's wrong. The correct format for allowing connections to a port is: Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post.

I have no knowledge of Terminal. In Leopard What goes in place of the 'any to any'?

I have been informed i need port open and its not so I was told to enter: The syntax of an ipfw allow rule is: To be more secure you might lock down the port so that specific IP addresses can connect, e. Tim Haigh Tim Haigh. Mac App Store Speciality level out of ten: Hope this helps.

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