IPNetSentryX
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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
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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8oo8 commented on 16 May 2007
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?
[Version 1.6c3]

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Sustainable Softworks (developer) replied on 18 May 2007
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 reviewed on 16 Aug 2005
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.
[Version 1.3c6]

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adfasdfasdfasdf replied on 10 May 2007
This is EXACTLY what I intended to ask. :-)
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jul 2005
Netbarrier has to be beat!!
[Version 1.3c6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Jan 2005
I agree with anonymous. Unless you're an expert, this guy doesn't want to answer any quesrions. Check out other sites reviews , too.
[Version 1.2.05]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jan 2005
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!
[Version 1.2.03]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Nov 2004
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.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Nov 2004
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!
[Version 1.2c6]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Nov 2004
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 commented on 15 Jul 2004
Why? Just block everything except the ports you want to use with some help of the Kernel firewall. :/
[Version 1.2c5]

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Anonymous commented on 08 Nov 2004
Sorry YOU had a bad experience!
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Mar 2004
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.
[Version 1.2c2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Jul 2003
I have tried 2 or 3 previous versions of this software and was unable to grok its vibe. I haven't had a drink since January 8, 1991 so this may be the problem. Anyway, this version runs which I guess is an improvement of sorts. Unfortunately, it makes my system less secure than running no firewall at all. When I go to the test site with IPNetSentry enabled my LAN address is grabbed. If I go to the same site with IPNestSentry and ipfw both disabled no info other than the IP address of my DSL modem is found. This makes me uncomfortable about IPNetSentry.
[Version 1.1c3]


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Date:21 Oct 2011
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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 when triggered, invokes a solid filter which completely bans the potential intruder from your Mac.


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