Firewalk X -
Mac OS X
Firewall Configuration Utility
Firewalk X 2 is out now - download @ bottom of page!
What is Firewalk?
Firewalk is a Mac OS X configuration utility for the built in firewall. While you are running Mac OS X you should be aware that you are running on a BSD/Mach kernal. The built in firewall that Mac OS X offers is rather dirty, some like to get into the unix part of the operating system others still prefer the nice Macintosh GUI. This application makes it possible for you to configure the firewall properly with the graphical user interface that Macintosh users are used to.
Firewalk X 2 offers all of the following in a single package
Independent; does not rely on or use Mac OS X's built-in firewall, ipfw
TCP, UDP, and ICMP packet filtering, both incoming and outgoing
Self optimizes to current network activity
Interactive, real-time alerting
Time expiring firewall rules
Compatible with Mac OS X’s built-in firewall
Can restrict network access to specific applications
User and IP address specific application rules
Detailed logging of events
Automatic setting changes for different network locations
Multithreaded for optimal performance
Port scan and packet flood detection
Nicely integrated with Mac OS X for transparent operation
Full Unicode support
Added state keeping for all protocols and individual rules
Added ICMP type support
Added stealth mode ("blackholing")
Fixes and improvements to setup assistant
Minor changes and fixes
Firewalk X 2 allows you to create TCP, UDP, and ICMP rules. Specify different source and destination ports, an
incoming or outgoing connection, subnets, device, and more. You can also have location specific settings which will
automatically change when the system's network location is changed.
Being able to set specific rules to have expiration dates is a strong point of this program. Often users open up their
whole network to allow a program or computer access to or outside the network and forget to change the settings back
after they are done. With the expiring rules you can set it up so the rule expires in 13 hours, 2 hours, days, or
weeks later so you do not forget and still maintain a secure network
Network access can also be restricted to specific applications, your child shouldn't be playing Diablo II online on
your computer - only you can. Restrict it so Diablo II does not have network access until you want to play online.
This is a 12.00 Shareware utility which may be registered online via KAGI
Downloading Firewalk X 2 for Mac OS X
Firewalk X 2 (Mac OS X)
Tell us which Firewall configuration utility you prefer for Mac OS X, if it is this one or BrickHouse, or the good ol' command line let us know.