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NoobProof for Mac

Basic firewall configuration tool.

Free
In English
Version 1.5
2.8
Based on 4 user rates

NoobProof overview

NoobProof is a basic IPFW firewall configuration tool for Mac OS X 10.5-10.7. NoobProof main features:

  • uses Mac OS X built-in IPFW firewall.
  • No kernel modules, no extensions, no pain.
  • decide who can connect to your mac's open services: allow or deny a single host, multiple hosts or subnets for every configured service
  • deny unwanted connections to shared files, music, photos, printers
  • easily add new custom services and rules
  • limit inbound bandwidth for selected services or for all Internet traffic
  • deny real-time network applications like on-line gaming or audio/video chatting
  • block untrusted hosts with outgoing/incoming connections black lists
  • see firewall logs in window, in terminal or in real-time
  • see live static and dynamic ipfw rules
  • supernoob mode one-click firewall setup (stateful firewall)
  • wizard configurator is the easiest way to configure the Mac OS X firewall. It starts the first time you launch NoobProof
  • friendly default configuration, very simple graphic interface
  • injectors: deploy easily your firewall setup across a large number of macs; do backups or libraries of useful firewall configurations. Injector works on Mac OS X 10.4-10.7

NoobProof is a free and open-source application. We accept PayPal donations to hany@hanynet.com or BitCoin donations to 16UvmZcqEEYT5gYrTaGrh82d12726fQi5x Thank you.

What’s new in version 1.5

Version 1.5:
  • Fixed logs window bug in Mac OS X 10.6-10.7
  • Changed licensing model to NLPL license (www.nolicense.org)

NoobProof for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.5
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2.8

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no-one-1
no-one-1
Dec 24 2014
1.5
1.0
Dec 24 2014
1.0
Version: 1.5
You DON'T put up a dialogue box that you can't cancel and expect people with any sense to trust you or your dubious application. Unless you have a very good explanation, this app is recommended for the trash. I had to shut down my Mac to quit this thing. This REEKS of being a virus of it own. Please get out of this business or go find some moral fiber. I should have taken my clue from the ICON your using. Obviously you are still using that devise in your personal life!
dumbledore
dumbledore
Sep 9 2011
1.4
3.0
Sep 9 2011
3.0
Version: 1.4
Under Mac OS X 10.6.x, NoobProof 1.4 works ok except the 'Firewall Log' button in the left side of the program's main window; clicking on it results in an error message saying that file was either empty or not found. I emailed the author with my finding and hack solution back in May last year (2010), but I see that no new version has been released since then. Since this program is free and open source, let me share what I did to fix the little problem: (1) download the source code and unzip everything, (2) locate the file 'noobproof.applescript' inside the folder 'NoobProof_build_214', and open it (preferably with AppleScript Editor but a text editor will do), (3) modify line #1349 from 'else if osxversion is equal to "10.5" then' to 'else if osxversion is greater than or equal to "10.5" then', (4) Recompile (by opening the file 'NoobProof.xcodeproj' inside the folder 'NoobProof_build_214' with Xcode and selecting the menu command 'Build')
Igreg
Igreg
Apr 12 2009
1.4pb1
2.0
Apr 12 2009
2.0
Version: 1.4pb1
I did not find NoobProof easy to use at all. I found NetBarrier easier. Also, DoorStop X is easier to use as well. I found the options available convoluted with differing instructions depending on whether the firewall was on or not etc. When I uninstalled it I followed the instructions in the order given and hope that in fact it is gone.
Laine
Laine
Dec 9 2008
1.3
0.0
Dec 9 2008
0.0
Version: 1.3
I've successfully used the default settings for previous versions of NoobProof, but when I use default settings for this version (1.3), my DHCP network connections attempt to use a self-assigned IP address. This represents a serious issue for support in my situation, because if default settings can be expected to cause a problem this serious, there remains no simple method for using NoobProof that I can recommend to casual users, I think.
Plotzenhots
Plotzenhots
Nov 9 2008
1.2
0.0
Nov 9 2008
0.0
Version: 1.2
if you have a sudoer´s bug during startup on os x.4.11..try waterroof..this starts up perfect
winonafonda
winonafonda
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Version: null
no-one-1
no-one-1
Dec 24 2014
1.0
Dec 24 2014
1.0
Version: null
dumbledore
dumbledore
Sep 9 2011
3.0
Sep 9 2011
3.0
Version: null
Igreg
Igreg
Apr 12 2009
2.0
Apr 12 2009
2.0
Version: null