How to enable a firewall on Windows and Mac OS X?
Description: To protect the campus network from the spread of viruses and malware, we require all computers to have a firewall installed, enabled and configured to block malicious traffic. A firewall provides a layer of protection between your computer and the internet. It serves as a barrier and can help defend against someone attempting to access […]
» Subjects: Firewall, Mac OS X, Microsoft, Security, Security Best Practice » Tags: firewall, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows
How to Configure a Firewall for Mac OS X: ipfw for Snow Leopard
Description: The following allows for the creation of granular firewalls. It has been tested on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (MacOS 10.6), Lion (MacOS10.7), and Mountain Lion (MacOS 10.8). Get to a command line interface by opening the Terminal application. Enter the following commands. sudo su <Enter> mkdir /Library/StartupItems/Firewall <Enter> chmod 755 /Library/StartupItems/Firewall <Enter> vi /Library/StartupItems/Firewall/Firewall […]
» Subjects: Firewall, Security » Tags: host-based firewall, ipfw, lion, Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard