Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). OSX Websharing Security - macOS Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In OSX Websharing Security rick1138 Posted: January 31, 2002 7:31PM in macOS edited January 2014 Does anyone know where I can find out how to configure the Apache webserver so that my OS is secure when I allow websharing,or at least how to set up a personal firewall.Any info would be appreciated. Comments Reply 1 of 5 thinkingdifferent Posts: 1,604member January 31, 2002 8:43PM Well if you are going to allow connections from the internet, you need to secure more then just your webserver. You need to consider other items such as remote access(telnet) and filesharing. I would recommend getting a router/hub/firewall. This way you can block unwanted network traffic before it gets to your box.. Reply 2 of 5 rick1138 Posts: 938member January 31, 2002 9:26PM What is a good firewall? Reply 3 of 5 torifile Posts: 4,024member January 31, 2002 10:24PM <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=9103&db=mac" target="_blank"> Brickhouse</a> is the most highly praised OS X firewall right now. It's shareware. For hardware stuff, I don't know, I'm too cheap Reply 4 of 5 brian j. Posts: 139member January 31, 2002 10:50PM I bought a Linksys 4 Port Cable/DSL Router (model number BEFSR41) at amazon. It has a built in firewall and is a great value at $70.To restrict access to your website, you need to modify the Apache configuration file /etc/httpd/httpd.conf. Apache configuration is fairly involved and is out of the scope of this post. This <a href="http://www.apacheweek.com/features/userauth" target="_blank">article</a> should help you get started. You can find other tutorials on the <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/misc/tutorials.html" target="_blank">Apache site</a>. There are also third party front ends to Apache that make configuration easier, but I have never used any of them. I know <a href="http://www.tenon.com" target="_blank">Tenon</a> has one. Hopefully, Apple will incorporate one of the front ends into 10.2.[ 01-31-2002: Message edited by: Brian J. ]</p> Reply 5 of 5 rick1138 Posts: 938member February 4, 2002 9:45AM OK .Thanks for the advice. Sign In or Register to comment.