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When looking at my OSX firewall settings, I see that the application is set to accept incoming network connections.

How come that's set to true by default?

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IIRC, it's not set to true by default. You must have allowed it at some point. – slhck Jul 9 '12 at 21:29
Not enabled for me either. – Daniel Beck Jul 9 '12 at 21:30
Maybe. I hope to remember if I did something like allow the Finder to accept connections, though. Disabled. – blueberryfields Jul 9 '12 at 21:32
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This is so that you can receive AirDrop wireless file transfers.

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