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Authored by: acalado on Aug 30, '02 11:52:44AM

Isn't that what a Firewall is SUPPOSED to do? Remember the firewall in OS X 10.2 is turned OFF by default. I think the built-in firewall isn't that sophisticated that it can differentiate between clients trying to access those ports legitimately and those that you might want to keep out. If you turn on the firewall, you are basically saying "I don't want any one to be able to connect to these ports on this Mac".

Incidentally, port 80 should already be enabled in the Firewall if you have Personal Web sharing turned on and checked on on the Firewall tab. I would assume that you would have to enable other ports in the firewall for other protocols as well (such as FTP, Telnet, IRC etc.) if you want your clients to access those services through the shared connection.

Andy



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That's funny...
Authored by: dfbills on Aug 30, '02 05:04:05PM

There's more to this bug.. when airport is enabled, discovery packets are continuously sent over *ETHERNET* to look for an AirPort Base Station. This should never happen.

Packets are UDP sent to 10.0.1.1 on port.. (I forget which.. 1XX something..)

Major bug as it will overflow firewall logs..



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