I've recently installed XAMPP on my Mac OS X 10.6.8, and this has caused me to reevaluate how I have my firewall setup. Right now I am using the two firewalls that came pre-installed on my computer:
- Application firewall
In my experience, applications err on the side of usability and as a result have insecure default settings. Given this, I figure I'll need to make some changes (either in
ipfw.conf or the
Security Pane) to properly harden my network. This is especially important now that I will be running an XAMPP server (for local development only).
What changes should be made to the default settings on the Apple firewalls in order to properly secure your computer/server?