Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Deploying the firewall, part of Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services.
To configure the server-side firewall, we begin by enabling the firewall service…so we can configure it, and we do that in the Server Admin application.…We open Server Admin, click on the server name, go to Settings > Services,…click the check box next to the Firewall, click Save, and it pops up here in the sidebar.…When we select Firewall, the first place it's going to take us is to…Settings and Address Groups.…So, we're going to start our configuration by deleting any address groups that…we will not use, and then we'll add back in any groups that we will use.…
We will not be using the 192.168-net or the 10-net.…10-net, because we don't have that anywhere near us, and 192.168 because it's…just a little too open.…So we're going to get rid of both of these.…We do so by clicking the minus sign, same thing there, and then we click the…Plus button in order to get a new group.…Now, we just name the group based on whatever we think might make sense.…Following Apple's model, I've just chosen to say 192.168.12-net, but then I need…
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- Fixing server- and client-side firewalls
- Configuring and troubleshooting DHCP
- Setting up and troubleshooting a VPN server