Is iptables available for Mac OS 10.X
Thu, 19 Jun 2003 21:21:32 -0700
Thanks for the information, Ed.
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Edward Moon
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 5:57 PM
To: Aldo S. Lagana
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: RE: Is iptables available for Mac OS 10.X
You don't need to even 'get' ipfw on Mac OS X. It's there by default (at
When you enable the firewall under System Preferences -> Sharing ->
Firewall, you are using a dumbed down GUI to ipfw.
If you check freshmeat.net or www.versiontracker.com, you'll find a number
of GUI frontends available for ipfw on Mac OS X.
On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, Aldo S. Lagana wrote:
> Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 15:48:22 -0400
> From: Aldo S. Lagana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Is iptables available for Mac OS 10.X
> I would think it may be easier to get ipfw (the BSD firewall equivalent to
> iptables) since as you say the Mac OSX is a BSD derivative
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Alex Chen
> Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 3:41 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Is there a port of iptables done on Mac OS 10.X anywhere?
> If not, is it easy to do the port ourselves?
> If I understand correctly, there are two parts of iptables,
> kernel space and user space and what we use in the RPM is
> only user space. It need the kernel space change compiled
> into the kernel, e.g. Linux. If so, does anyone know if
> the Mac OS kernel, based on BSD I believe, supports the user
> space part of the iptables?
> Any help is appreciated.
> Alex Chen