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IPNetSentry is a simple and intelligent security application which protects your Mac from outside Internet intruders. This is particularly important for Mac users who have cable modem, DSL, or another high-speed Internet service where connections can be maintained and left unattended for hours (or days) at a time.

Unlike most other Internet security products, IPNetSentry does not erect barriers for the safe use of your Internet connection. There is no need to "punch holes" in a firewall for specific applications you may wish to run. Instead, IPNetSentry silently and intelligently watches for suspicious behavior, and more...

What's New

Version 1.8c1:
  • Apply all updates from IPNetRouterX.
  • Fixes for loading NKE and 64-bit structure aligment.
  • Rebuild NKE as 32/64-bit Universal.
  • OS X 10.7 Compatible.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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8oo8 Member IconComment+70
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Well, this question was posted one year and nine months ago yet the developer has NOT replied. Perhaps the developer's silence speaks volumes, no?
Unless I see any evidence to the contrary, I'd say that if you've got OS 10.4 installed and have its firewall enabled, UDP blocked and Stealth enabled,
IPNetSentry is superfluous......unnecessary.
Anyone disagree? Hmmm?

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Version 1.6c3
Sustainable Softworks (Developer)
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As amazing as it may seem, some developers don't check here that often.

Why IPNetSentryX?

Unlike many other firewall products, IPNetSentryX is not simply a GUI front end to UNIX ipfw. It is a full in kernel filtering engine that offers features not available anywhere else and compliments Apple's built-in firewall (you can use both side-by-side if you wish).

Some unique features:
- Detailed logging including bandwidth accounting.
- Traffic Discovery to see the traffic on your network.
- Intrusion detector and triggers to limit unwanted abuse.
- Ethernet bridging to support transparent firewalls.
- TCP Rate limiting to throttle the rate of specific services.
- Network Kernel implimentation is wicked fast.

IPNetSentryX is not trying to compete with Apple's GUI to UNIX ipfw, it's an independent implementation offering capabilities others don't.

- Peter Sichel

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Anonymous
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I've got a really stupid question. Someone help me understand. Why would this be needed at all if stealth mode in Tiger was being used? In pinging my computer via 'test' of this software, there is zero result, therefore, my IP doesn't show up, or shows up in the software itself as 0.0.0.0. So I'm lead to believe through all the testing I tried at the online site, that this thing doesn't really do anyone any good, or am I just totally lost? Simply curious. I would imagine for anyone not using Tiger, this could be pretty nifty.

Sorry, I simply have yet to see any issues with simple firewall settings, blocking UDP, enabling stealth (especially this) and I'm wondering what good this software actually does. None of the testing I did ever received a result at all. My computer was essentially not there for the online test system to indicate anything. IPNnetSentryX showed zero intruder results in the tab, nor notified me of any attempt to 'break in'. I don't get it.

Please respond. I'd like to learn more.

I won't provide a 'star rating' review as a result, as I feel any rating I may give would be unfair to the developers of a neat idea.

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Version 1.3c6
adfasdfasdfasdf
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This is EXACTLY what I intended to ask. :-)

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Anonymous
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Netbarrier has to be beat!!

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Version 1.3c6
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Anonymous
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I agree with anonymous. Unless you're an expert, this guy doesn't want to answer any quesrions. Check out other sites reviews , too.

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Version 1.2.05
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Anonymous
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I cannot agree to the 'anonymous' comment below.
I had instantly several replies from the developer and they were quite helpful. Good product, good support!

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Version 1.2.03
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Anonymous
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I tried to contact the developers many times about six months ago and could not get a single response, and that was for a simple volume license agreement. If that is the type of response for sales, I can only imagine how hard it might be to get simple support.

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Version 1.2
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Anonymous
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WELL, all of the detractors should try the latest version! I have used IPNS for two years in Mac OS 9.x for two years: Truly, an great protection application! Now with OSX 10.3.6, IPNSX has matured into an EXCELLENT Firewall application. In fact, the truly neat thing is YOU can run BOTH IPNSX with Apple's inboard OSX firewall (w/o any conflict). You might say THIS combo IS TRULY an "Internet Condom" for the 21st. Century! Select all of the default rules, and RELAX: You are protected!

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Version 1.2c6
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Anonymous
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If only they had a company that responded to inquiries, I would have purchased long ago. As it stands, it is almost impossible to reach any of them. They list an e-mail address, but never answer it. I suppose they will answer it if it contains a credit card number.

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BastiBense
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Why? Just block everything except the ports you want to use with some help of the Kernel firewall. :/

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Version 1.2c5
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Anonymous
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Sorry YOU had a bad experience!

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Anonymous
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I used IPNetSentry for OS 8 and 9 and liked the ability to identify the owner of the IP address where an intrusion attempt originated. I was able to warn the sysadmin at a local biotech company that a machine on his network was trying to probe my Mac within 10 minutes of the probe. He was very grateful for the notification. For me this sort of software makes it easy to be a good netizen.
I haven't tried the current version but will soon.

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Version 1.2c2
Crispin Satchemoe Member IconComment+0
Crispin Satchemoe
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The idea behind this is a good idea (FYI - it is different from a firewall in that if a certain IP address is hammering away at your ports the app is supposed to block them specifically. They may never get through your ports with only the firewall but they are generating traffic that could slow or stop your server's internet access... an app like this claims to be is supposed to shut them out utterly and completely.)
That said, because of the low reviews, I will not try this out.

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Version 1.2c2
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Downloads 23,611
Version Downloads 1,338
License Demo
Date 21 Oct 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $60.00
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