[OT] Re: apple mac laptop.
dkelly at hiwaay.net
Sat Aug 9 03:00:40 UTC 2008
On Aug 8, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> So besides the mac firewall [whatever], the laptop will be
> behind my pfSense box. So... --and to be completely honest, the
> main reason for this >> $1000 laptop is *security*. When she was
> younger I wasn't that concerned is some kiddie cracker learned
> that her favorite pet was a kitty. Different now.
MacOS X comes with good old ipfw. Apple has added a 2nd firewall on
top of that for 10.5, but apparently not pf.
> Another question: can I install X11 without it bothering whatever
> kind of mac front-end windowing comes with? Be great if I could
> admin this BSD-based computer from my office.
Yes, Apple provides X11 as an optional install on the included system
DVD, but not preloaded from the factory.
While you are loading X11 I suggest you also install Xcode. Then again
I think Xcode was pre-installed on my Mac Pro. Xcode is Apple's
software development environment.
David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
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