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Mac Geniuses: OS X firewall settings

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by The Pontificator, Sep 20, 2008.


  1. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator
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    I've changed the firewall settings to "set access for specific services and applications".

    OK, now what? Do I then have to click on the blank box below then click "+" to manually add every application in my application folder?

    BTw I'm not currently sharing a printer or sharing files with any other computer.

    EDIT: OK, found an answer. you simply do...nothing. Anytime you access an application that needs to connect to the internet a window will pop up asking you if you wish to allow or deny. Cool.
     
    #1 The Pontificator, Sep 20, 2008
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2008
  2. noway

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    I found out that off loading the Firewall function to my home router is much simpler and easier than using the MACOSX firewall function