On occasion I need to configure the firewall on OS X machines (10.5), and I've been trying to figure out the best (read: easy without sacrificing too much control) way to do it.
So far it seems like my options are:
- Apple's built-in utility (System Preferences, Security, Firewall). It's got the "easy" down, but (unless there's something I'm missing) I'd like a bit more control.
- Learning ipfw. It'd give me all the control I want, but it seems like it's got a steep learning curve and I'd be worried about accidentally getting it wrong.
- "Some" graphical utility. So far all I've found is Firewall Builder, which isn't free and seems fairly complex (but the complexity may be worth it)... But there may be more, which I haven't found.
So, what would my best bet be?