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Pinging a Windows 7 from a Mac, what firewall rules apply?

I have a Mac PC and a Windows PC on the same network. If I turn the firewall off on the Windows PC the Mac can ping it, if I turn it on, the Mac cannot. I've checked every individual option in the ...
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Mac OS X's firewall asks: allow the application “master” network access?

In OS X 10.6.5, the following dialogue popped up: What is this application? What does it do? Cheers! EDIT (to increase googlability): OS X firewall: Do you want the application "master" to accept ...
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The OS X firewall causes certain applications to hang, only while AirPort is connected. How do I find the cause of this problem?

I'm experiencing three strange problems on OS X (Snow Leopard), which only appear while I am connected to a wireless network over Airport. The "Security" tab in System Preferences takes about 1 ...
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1answer
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OSX: Why does an uninstalled program ask for inbound connections on login? How do I fix this?

I uninstalled an application using AppZapper called PdaNet. It is a tethering application for my phone. Now every time I login, I am asked if I would like to allow inboud connections from PdaNet by ...
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Why does the Mac OS X firewall dialog recurringly pop-up and disappear by itself (without letting me respond) under Snow Leopard?

From time to time, I'll be on my Macbook using a program that accesses the network – whether Firefox, or Sony's Reader Library – really, it seems like it could happen with any program that ...
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2answers
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Snow Leopard firewall breaks all web browsing when enabled, brand new mac

A quick note beforehand: I've also had this happen in Leopard on my old iBook G4. Just got my lady a new Macbook, and we have an intermittent problem with the firewall. There's almost nothing ...
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1answer
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Can't seem to allow incoming connections on a specific port, Mac OS X 10.6.1

I want to be able to allow incoming connections on a specific port regardless of the program currently running. This is mainly so I can temporarily let users from other machines access ruby on ...
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“iTunes.app” to accept incoming network connections?

Every time I open iTunes I get the the following warning: Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Clicking Deny may limit the application's behavior. ...