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Mac Os X Built In Firewall


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#1 bgardner

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:52 AM

I read that MAC OS X has a built in firewall just like windows XP does, anyone know any more info about this, how it is, how to access it etc.



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Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:59 AM

Yes it comes with a built in Firewall,ipfw,Open up the Sharing system preference, choose the Firewall tab, and press Start. Press again to stop.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:07 AM

thanks for the info

but when i click on the sharing folder under the system pref. menu, it just freezes up and the colored wheel keeps on spinning, any idea why?

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:03 PM

Give this a try bgardner

Go to disk utility in your Utility folder. Repair permissions,Boot from CD by holding the C key down. After it boot's,go up too the Installer Menu to Disk Utility and Repair Disk with that. Boot normally when done,now try it again.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:06 PM

I hate MACS

Would the disk utility be in the system pref as well?

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 11:59 AM

No it is in the "utilities" folder which is in your Apps folder.




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