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Get the detailed incoming/outgoing traffic statistics for each application running on your Mac.
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Sometimes, it’s convenient to work in silence. You can turn off all notifications and temporarily allow or block all outgoing connections.
Whenever a new app tries to go online, you’re prompted whether you want to allow it to communicate over the Internet, and your choice is remembered.
Block single app allowing others to work freely. Blocked app won’t able to set outgoing connection with remote servers and send data
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OS X v10.5.1 and later include an application firewall you can use to control connections on a per-application basis (rather than a per-port basis). This makes it easier to gain the benefits of firewall protection, and helps prevent undesirable apps from taking control of network ports open for legitimate apps.
Use these steps to enable the application firewall:
Make sure you have updated to Mac OS X v10.5.1 or later. Then, use these steps to enable the application firewall:
Selecting the option to 'Block all incoming connections' prevents all sharing services, such as File Sharing and Screen Sharing from receiving incoming connections. The system services that are still allowed to receive incoming connections are:
To use sharing services, make sure 'Block all incoming connections' is deselected.
To allow a specific app to receive incoming connections, add it using Firewall Options:
You can also remove any apps listed here that you no longer want to allow by clicking the Remove App (-) button.
Applications that are signed by a valid certificate authority are automatically added to the list of allowed apps, rather than prompting the user to authorize them. Apps included in OS X are signed by Apple and are allowed to receive incoming connections when this setting is enabled. For example, since iTunes is already signed by Apple, it is automatically allowed to receive incoming connections through the firewall.
If you run an unsigned app that is not listed in the firewall list, a dialog appears with options to Allow or Deny connections for the app. If you choose Allow, OS X signs the application and automatically adds it to the firewall list. If you choose Deny, OS X adds it to the list but denies incoming connections intended for this app.
If you want to deny a digitally signed application, you should first add it to the list and then explicitly deny it.
Some apps check their own integrity when they are opened without using code signing. If the firewall recognizes such an app it doesn't sign it. Instead, it the 'Allow or Deny' dialog appears every time the app is opened. This can be avoided by upgrading to a version of the app that is signed by its developer.
Enabling stealth mode prevents the computer from responding to probing requests. The computer still answers incoming requests for authorized apps. Unexpected requests, such as ICMP (ping) are ignored.
The application firewall is designed to work with Internet protocols most commonly used by applications – TCP and UDP. Firewall settings do not affect AppleTalk connections. The firewall may be set to block incoming ICMP 'pings' by enabling Stealth Mode in Advanced Settings. Earlier ipfw technology is still accessible from the command line (in Terminal) and the application firewall does not overrule any rules set using ipfw. If ipfw blocks an incoming packet, the application firewall does not process it.