Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2008
    Posts
    183
    turning off firewall in mac os x
    I have a manual for mac os x and it recommends turning off the firewall if you have a router, which I do. but I'm not sure how to turn it off -- there's no button that says 'off,' so could someone let me know how to do this, in case I haven't already and don't realize it?

  2. #2

    hugtheslug's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 19, 2008
    Location
    Kent, UK
    Posts
    529
    Specs:
    2008 Unibody MacBook / 2009 White MacBook / iMac C2D 2.16 GHz 20" / iMac G5 1.6 GHz 17"
    System Preferences -> Security -> Firewall -> Allow all incoming connections should do it

    Cheers

    Hugh
    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
    Warning - this user has only a little knowledge

  3. #3

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    49,422
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    Quote Originally Posted by Straitsfan View Post
    I have a manual for mac os x and it recommends turning off the firewall if you have a router, which I do. but I'm not sure how to turn it off -- there's no button that says 'off,' so could someone let me know how to do this, in case I haven't already and don't realize it?
    Not recommended. Leave your firewall on, just set it so that it's set to allow access to specific services and applications.

    Your router which uses NAT (Network Address Translation) is fairly safe in that it keeps your machine isolated, but it's not foolproof. Use the firewall.

    Regards.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Best Mac Firewall?
    By nclester in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-05-2008, 03:03 PM
  2. Mac Firewall
    By sandaddiction in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-10-2008, 12:47 PM
  3. Mac OS X Firewall
    By shahvikram123 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-06-2008, 04:34 PM
  4. Firewall mac
    By downbylaw in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-02-2008, 10:49 AM
  5. Mac Firewall
    By gennipher in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-24-2004, 10:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •