Chapter 17. Blocking Network Access: Firewalls



  • Firewalling

  • Built-In GUI Mac OS X Firewall Tools

  • Built-In Command-Line Mac OS X Firewall Tools

  • Firewall Hardware

  • Firewall Resources

A majority of this text (Chapters 7 “16) have dealt with network services and attacks. It stands to reason that a solution should exist for dealing with controlling network access in general ”and it does, in the form of a firewall. A firewall is a device or piece of software that blocks network packets before they can reach server daemons. Rather than managing access for individual processes, a firewall provides a central point for controlling network traffic across the board.


Mac OS X Maximum Security
Maximum Mac OS X Security
ISBN: 0672323818
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 158 © 2008-2017.
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