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What should be shown in firewall?

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  • Firewalls
  • Macbook
  • Mac OS X
Last response: in Mac Os X
March 28, 2010 5:20:45 PM

I have several items that are allowed in the built in security firewall, but some of their names make them seem suspicious.
httpd, krb5kdc, named.

All the others are for applications I use.
*Do I need them and what are they used for?
I'm running a new macbook with OS 10.6. In the advanced firewall settings I only have the enable stealth mode checked.

More about : shown firewall

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March 28, 2010 7:18:23 PM

httpd = Web Server
krb5kdc = Kerberos authentication
named = DNS Server

You probably want the second one; whether you want the first and last is up to you.

Google would have solved this for you, and allow you to find out more about all these services.
March 28, 2010 7:45:42 PM

Thanks. :)