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View firewall status via the Scripts menu
Authored by: S Barman on Aug 10, '06 07:35:06PM
First of all, DO NOT TEST EITHER SCRIPT IN THE SCRIPT EDITOR! If you do, it will change the name of Script Editor to "Firewall is (off)" or "Firewall is (on)" and you will loose the Script Editor. If you did run this in Script Editor, you need to rename the editor back, from the Terminal:
  1. cd /Applications/AppleScript
  2. mv Firewall* Script\ Editor.app
Second, neither script worked for me. I am using Tiger, fully updated, on a 17-inch PowerBook and have never configured the firewall. I don't use WiFi and I have an external firewall on my home network, so the built-in firewall is of no use to me. However, in both cases, the tests say the firewall is on. I checked with ipfw and verified that it is turned off. Sorry!

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