a realm, and X detects and displays available servers. Or,
type the address manually and hit Connect. Or, select from
Favorites (top popup menu, it bookmarks your most recent
servers). In Jaguar (10.2), you can even browse SMB shares!
to other servers
picked the server you want to connect to, the next box should
part of the process is pretty similar to the equivalent under
old MacOS. One thing that I find rather lacking is that you
have to hit the Options button to see what kind of password
encryption is being used. But, you can also set a preference
to tell you when you’re about to send your password
in clear text, which is a step up from the OS 9 version.
on OS X
X’s built-in firewall is ipfw. By default, allows anything.
:( There are a couple of good GUIs for it. Brickhouse!
can be administered from the command line, but there are
a couple of terrific front end programs for it. Brickhouse,
by Brian Hill (who’s written a heap of good security
apps for OS X) is $25 shareware. It’s well worth it.
Brickhouse has a built-in assistant feature to help guide
you through creating a set of firewall rules, or you can
make your own. It even has Expert Mode, which displays the
actual ipfw config file and lets you edit that directly.
Use drag and drop to re-order rules. It has logging in human-readable
format. It’s great.
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