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Firewalk X is a configuration and maintenance utility for Mac OS X's built-in firewall.

Features found in Firewalk X are:

  • Can create rules for TCP, UDP, and ICMP protocols.
  • Can specify ranges of IP addresses and ports including origination and destination ports.
  • Configurable automatic port value inserter for helping with rule setup.
  • System setup for firewall activation at system startup.
  • Can view rules that are currently installed in the firewall for confirmation.
  • Logging of user defined firewall events and notification of new events.
  • Saving, importing, and exporting more...

What's New

Version 2.3.7:
  • Fixed problem with connections being broken when switching Firewalk X 2 to active/inactive
  • Improved network interface detection so interfaces such as tunnels can be detected
  • Fixed problem where displayed application names would not be localized
  • Fixed problem with some settings (such as status item and alert users) not sticking or working

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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It was very good but without a stabe OS 10.4 version it is now useless. I've switched to Netbarrier, easier to use and stable with Tiger (NB version 10.3.6). Sad, I liked Firewalk (better price and support than Netbarrier).

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Version 2.3.7
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Anonymous
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what is the limmit of rules or ranges that can be added before the system is slowed or bogged out ???

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Version 2.3.7
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Anonymous
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Excellent firewall, but does not work with Tiger, no mention of Tiger on the web site, and no responses from support regarding when a Tiger-compatible version might be available. I'm not looking for a committment, just a general idea....nothing.

It's very sad, but I have to switch to another firewall now that I've upgraded to Tiger. Right now, it seems as if Pliris is abandoning the market.

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Version 2.3.7
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Anonymous
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Hands down, the best Firewall product for MacOS X.

Escellent + robust design make it a pleasure to use for both the novice and the power user.

Please make a Tiger-compatible version soon.

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Version 2.3.7
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UmarOMC
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Won't install on 10.4 >:P

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Version 2.3.7
UmarOMC
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Me thinks I'll be giving that DoorStop X Firewall software a try (http://www.opendoor.com/doorstop/)... seems it might be intuitive enough for me not to have to disable it entirely just to play multiplayer games as I have to do with Firewalk X because I can't figure out how to open up specific ports just for gaming... :P

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Anonymous
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does not work with OS 10.3.7

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Version 2.3.7
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Anonymous
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I had to uninstall and then reinstall the app after the 10.3.7 update. But it does work

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Anonymous
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By far the best firewall for OS/X. It's rock solid, highly configurable and easy to understand. This is a MUST HAVE application if you are serious about security and need flexibility. Apple's built in firewall leaves much to be desired. This is NOT a replacement for the Apple firewall. It's a utility to make it more configurable without actually using command line options to IPFW.

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Version 2.3.7
Macmanx206
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Actually, FireWalk X is an entirely separate firewall from Apple's IPFW. However, I would agree as it is not a replacement. There is an option (in the setup assistant and "Default and Settings" tab) which allows FireWalk X to be compatible with Apple's IPFW. So, in short, FireWalk X is not a replacement for Apple's IPFW, nor does it configure Apple's IPFW. It is a companion firewall for Apple's IPFW.

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Anonymous
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Um, its actually a replacement. The compatibility option is only for a select few items with Internet sharing. It could be done through Firewalk but the author simply made a select button to save coding. Using both just wastes CPU cycles.

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Anonymous
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Excellent firewall, perfect with LittleSnitch (yes I am paranoid LOL). It is stable and it works flawlessly. It is better than Netbarrier IMHO. By the way, I've bought it years ago and updates are still free, that's great.

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Version 2.3.6
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RIght on, totally agree!

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I have been using this app since 3 years. It has never crashed or caused any problems, it is very stable. Ocasionaly, after system updates, it needs to be re-installed. The transition to Panther was handled by the developper quickly and successfully. The interface is mature, easy to use. It is independent of the built-in ipfw. It does not offer all the options of ipfw, but can optionally work alongside it so one can use some of the more arcane rules of ipfw. One feature I miss in other fw apps is monitoring and optional restriction of access of applications to the net - usefull to keep the phone-home applications under control.

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Version 2.3.6
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Works fine before and after update. No problem with OS 10.3.3 and 10.3.4. Very good. Add a nicer GUI and it will be perfect.

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Version 2.3.6
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Downloads 17,628
Version Downloads 4,727
License Shareware
Date 27 Sep 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $34.99
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